Sine Qua Non

The Gorgeous Victim Grenache

9.58 ratings
-no pro ratings
California, USA
Grenache
Top Notes For
Dave Hillsberg

Fantastic. Very similar to saxum

Fantastic. Very similar to saxum

Oct 23rd, 2021
Jim McCusker

Awesome, but way too closed upon opening and even sitting for several hours. After a week in the fridge…awesome!

Awesome, but way too closed upon opening and even sitting for several hours. After a week in the fridge…awesome!

Oct 12th, 2021
Brenda Terzich-Garland

Couldn’t wait to break open from the cellar a few years early. Color - dark purple and red hues. Blueberry cherry, perfume and a stewed meat funk burst on the nose lingering with scents of leather, mint and chocolate. A big bold and smooth taste leaving a strong impression and wanting more. As it sits on the pallet the rich and creamy flavors come forward tasting of black cherry and chocolate-vanilla. A long finish of tar, hints of grapefruit, cinnamon and tannins still very much present. A beautiful wine that could age another 10 year, but will definitely try again in a few years!

Couldn’t wait to break open from the cellar a few years early. Color - dark purple and red hues. Blueberry cherry, perfume and a stewed meat funk burst on the nose lingering with scents of leather, mint and chocolate. A big bold and smooth taste leaving a strong impression and wanting more. As it sits on the pallet the rich and creamy flavors come forward tasting of black cherry and chocolate-vanilla. A long finish of tar, hints of grapefruit, cinnamon and tannins still very much present. A beautiful wine that could age another 10 year, but will definitely try again in a few years!

Nov 29th, 2020
Tom Garland

+3 hour decant. An intimidating inky dark purple color. Served just above cellar temp. On the nose: perfumed with blueberry/cherry, meaty with a little funk, soil, pencil lead, leather all burst from the glass. Taste: Buckle Up......Big, pure, rich, creamy wine with black cherry, milk chocolate, tar, crushed rock, cinnamon and a grapefruit leather dry long finish. Tannins not fully resolved....had to pop one bottle young and will wait a few years for the next bottle....still, really enjoying the ride tonight!

+3 hour decant. An intimidating inky dark purple color. Served just above cellar temp. On the nose: perfumed with blueberry/cherry, meaty with a little funk, soil, pencil lead, leather all burst from the glass. Taste: Buckle Up......Big, pure, rich, creamy wine with black cherry, milk chocolate, tar, crushed rock, cinnamon and a grapefruit leather dry long finish. Tannins not fully resolved....had to pop one bottle young and will wait a few years for the next bottle....still, really enjoying the ride tonight!

Nov 29th, 2020
Grant Everett

Stunning

Stunning

Apr 21st, 2020
Mike D
9.4

Mike had this 5 months ago

Mike had this 5 months ago

Sep 8th, 2021
Matt Gibstein

Matt had this 2 years ago

Matt had this 2 years ago

Mar 14th, 2020
Shubhanan Dakshindas

Shubhanan had this 2 years ago

Shubhanan had this 2 years ago

Mar 2nd, 2020