Sine Qua Non

Stein California Grenache

9.5132 ratings
9.318 pro ratings
California, USA
Grenache
Top Notes For
Mike R
9.5

God knows I was proud to open this one and man did it deliver

God knows I was proud to open this one and man did it deliver

Sep 9th, 2018
Roman Sukley

SQN Stock & Stein. Rating both the Syrah and Grenache on potential because, quite frankly, both are very tight right now. Both display black fruits, cassis, herbs and pepper. Full bodied, great depth and length. Both were decanted for 5 plus hours. I would suggest waiting a while on both. They should drink well for 10 plus years.

SQN Stock & Stein. Rating both the Syrah and Grenache on potential because, quite frankly, both are very tight right now. Both display black fruits, cassis, herbs and pepper. Full bodied, great depth and length. Both were decanted for 5 plus hours. I would suggest waiting a while on both. They should drink well for 10 plus years.

2 people found it helpfulMar 14th, 2015
Ron R
9.5

Comes across with a muscular frame. Nothing like a Grenache, but it is a fruit bomb.

Comes across with a muscular frame. Nothing like a Grenache, but it is a fruit bomb.

1 person found it helpfulApr 29th, 2017
Cody Short

Also given a 5 hr decant and needed every minute. Great wine and general consensus was this was slightly better than the Stock

Also given a 5 hr decant and needed every minute. Great wine and general consensus was this was slightly better than the Stock

1 person found it helpfulJan 30th, 2017
Ludovic Anacleto

Wow! This is massive! '12 vintage. Juicy, intense and fruit forward. This is delicious now but definitely need more bottle time. Opened and decanted 3 hours before drinking and yet, it was shy. A masterpiece, needs time but already a monster of wine today! Buy it!

Wow! This is massive! '12 vintage. Juicy, intense and fruit forward. This is delicious now but definitely need more bottle time. Opened and decanted 3 hours before drinking and yet, it was shy. A masterpiece, needs time but already a monster of wine today! Buy it!

1 person found it helpfulMay 19th, 2015
Ludovic Anacleto

Start on spicies, sweet and warm. The nose is quite intriguing and intense, like a splendid old vine Shiraz from barossa or Henschke HOG. This is solid, powerful and perfectly well executed. The mouthfeel is stunning, figs, Werter's toffee and beautiful confit red fruitZ imagine a Christmas pudding with a sticking acidity. Loved every moment of it. #sqn #sinequanon #california #manfredkrankl

Start on spicies, sweet and warm. The nose is quite intriguing and intense, like a splendid old vine Shiraz from barossa or Henschke HOG. This is solid, powerful and perfectly well executed. The mouthfeel is stunning, figs, Werter's toffee and beautiful confit red fruitZ imagine a Christmas pudding with a sticking acidity. Loved every moment of it. #sqn #sinequanon #california #manfredkrankl

1 person found it helpfulMay 19th, 2015
Saul Gropman

Owner/Operator Cafe La Haye

9.4

Hi-tone black berries, baking spices & sweet glycerin

Hi-tone black berries, baking spices & sweet glycerin

Dec 29th, 2016
Nathaniel DiMaggio

Delicious! Young...very young but delicious! Rich, pure dark fruit. Bombastic but I really enjoyed it.

Delicious! Young...very young but delicious! Rich, pure dark fruit. Bombastic but I really enjoyed it.

Dec 3rd, 2015
Erik Ackerman

Birthday Grenache for the Mrs

Birthday Grenache for the Mrs

Sep 9th, 2015
Mo Cherry

Too rich for my liking...good experience tasting, nonetheless

Too rich for my liking...good experience tasting, nonetheless

Jun 11th, 2015