Sine Qua Non

Tectumque Ventura White Blend

9.311 ratings
9.31 pro ratings
California, USA
White Blend
Chicken, Turkey, Duck, Goose, Squash & Root Vegetables, Pork, Mushrooms, Shellfish, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Manchego & Parmesan, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.3

After an epic lunch from @joe leatherwood , a few of us got together for a socially-distanced evening hosted by @Keith Fisher to keep the party going.

The pic may be slightly blurry but the label is also blurry on its own!

I agree with
@Eric LaMasters in that this one seems to need quite a bit of time to come around. These SQN whites are consistently mesmerizing in their complexity. Checking in at 38% roussanne, 31% petit manseng, 18% chardonnay, 9% viognier and 4% Muscat (what a blend!), it is deeply golden in the glass. Aromatically, it sports crazy dried dragon fruit, banana peel, caramel dipped grilled lemon and sea salt. Amazingly dense and rich on the palate, with a classically waxy profile. Savory popcorn kernel, almond skin, honeysuckle, and quite herbal round out a finish that has a surprising amount of acidity. Love the uniqueness. Thanks @Dan Fitzgerald .

After an epic lunch from @joe leatherwood , a few of us got together for a socially-distanced evening hosted by @Keith Fisher to keep the party going.

The pic may be slightly blurry but the label is also blurry on its own!

I agree with
@Eric LaMasters in that this one seems to need quite a bit of time to come around. These SQN whites are consistently mesmerizing in their complexity. Checking in at 38% roussanne, 31% petit manseng, 18% chardonnay, 9% viognier and 4% Muscat (what a blend!), it is deeply golden in the glass. Aromatically, it sports crazy dried dragon fruit, banana peel, caramel dipped grilled lemon and sea salt. Amazingly dense and rich on the palate, with a classically waxy profile. Savory popcorn kernel, almond skin, honeysuckle, and quite herbal round out a finish that has a surprising amount of acidity. Love the uniqueness. Thanks @Dan Fitzgerald .

1 person found it helpfulJun 27th, 2020
Jim McCusker

Awesome. Amazing aromas of pear, stone fruit, and white flowers on the nose. Took a bit of time to open up - should really sing in 3-4 more years - but with some air time this one really opened up. Fantastic.

Awesome. Amazing aromas of pear, stone fruit, and white flowers on the nose. Took a bit of time to open up - should really sing in 3-4 more years - but with some air time this one really opened up. Fantastic.

Nov 20th, 2020
Eric L.

This really needs a few more years in the bottle to come together.

This really needs a few more years in the bottle to come together.

Mar 7th, 2020
Eric L.

Very interesting and complex, but it needs a few more years in bottle for the acidity to integrate.

Very interesting and complex, but it needs a few more years in bottle for the acidity to integrate.

Jan 21st, 2020
Winton Sweum

Yellow-gold; lemon and petit-manseng spice nose; quite bright palate with more citrus, pear and chalky minerality. On the crisper side today.

Yellow-gold; lemon and petit-manseng spice nose; quite bright palate with more citrus, pear and chalky minerality. On the crisper side today.

Dec 12th, 2019
Brett Bullington

Brett had this 3 months ago

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leon had this 8 months ago

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