Sine Qua Non

The Line Grenache

9.484 ratings
9.315 pro ratings
Central Coast, California, USA
Grenache
Chocolate & Caramel, Herbs, Soft Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Turkey, Pasta, Mushrooms, Veal, Tomato-Based, Chicken, Exotic Spices, Potato, White Rice, Duck, Nuts & Seeds, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Asian Cuisine, Salads & Greens, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, Quinoa
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.7

As if Part 1 of Saturday night wasn’t incredible enough, Part 2 of the final and main event for the Fall WNH was all Sine Qua Non wines. The most spectacular lineup of wines I’ve ever seen, and an overall wonderful ending to an amazing trip with fantastic people.

SQN. En mag. 😳 What an absolute monster of a bottle! It is both floral and spicy on the nose, revealing toasted potpourri and baked blackberry & rhubarb pie. Powerful on the palate with underripe blackberries, peppered plum, and black cherry liqueur. Tremendous in every way. What a way to seal your hosting,
@Shawn R !

As if Part 1 of Saturday night wasn’t incredible enough, Part 2 of the final and main event for the Fall WNH was all Sine Qua Non wines. The most spectacular lineup of wines I’ve ever seen, and an overall wonderful ending to an amazing trip with fantastic people.

SQN. En mag. 😳 What an absolute monster of a bottle! It is both floral and spicy on the nose, revealing toasted potpourri and baked blackberry & rhubarb pie. Powerful on the palate with underripe blackberries, peppered plum, and black cherry liqueur. Tremendous in every way. What a way to seal your hosting,
@Shawn R !

1 person found it helpfulNov 13th, 2018
Jim McCusker

Excellent grenache from Manfred at SQN...but not etherial. As I'm writing that I realize that this is still awesome - just that Manfred sets the bar absurdly high. Blackberries, kirsch, and a hint of licorice on the nose. Very full mouthfeel with lots of glycerin. The wine is a lot more evolved than I was expecting - possibly a consequence of a warm vintage? - so I'm not sure how many more years of evolution this has left (then again, this is my last bottle of this, so whateves!). Manfred is a genius. 'Nuff said.

Excellent grenache from Manfred at SQN...but not etherial. As I'm writing that I realize that this is still awesome - just that Manfred sets the bar absurdly high. Blackberries, kirsch, and a hint of licorice on the nose. Very full mouthfeel with lots of glycerin. The wine is a lot more evolved than I was expecting - possibly a consequence of a warm vintage? - so I'm not sure how many more years of evolution this has left (then again, this is my last bottle of this, so whateves!). Manfred is a genius. 'Nuff said.

1 person found it helpfulMay 5th, 2017
Chris Leon

High impact

High impact

Dec 26th, 2015
Ryan Tedder

Gotta love some sweetly fruited cashmere textured squinny

Gotta love some sweetly fruited cashmere textured squinny

Jan 1st, 2015
Nico J. Snyman

Grenache, 2008.

Grenache, 2008.

Jul 20th, 2014
Michael Ireland

Sommelier/Educator Michael Ireland Wine and Restaurant Consulting

9.6

Beast!

Beast!

Dec 31st, 2013
Mark Flesher

Holy moly, where did this one come from!? This had the nose of full throttle drunken elderberries and freshly baked blackberry pie with pepper and spice and everything nice! This tastes like whole cluster Grenache If there really is such a thing. Black and blue, pepper and spice, black cherry cola, mouth coating, inky. Dissecting out all of the notes that were swirling around, it would take me probably an hour, and everyone would be bored and probably stop reading. This was massive. And has probably a couple of decades left!

Holy moly, where did this one come from!? This had the nose of full throttle drunken elderberries and freshly baked blackberry pie with pepper and spice and everything nice! This tastes like whole cluster Grenache If there really is such a thing. Black and blue, pepper and spice, black cherry cola, mouth coating, inky. Dissecting out all of the notes that were swirling around, it would take me probably an hour, and everyone would be bored and probably stop reading. This was massive. And has probably a couple of decades left!

Sep 28th, 2019
Alessandro Dalle Carbonare

Orgasmic sense of smell. Cream of fresh red fruit pureé spreaded on my girlfriend's body.
Nose 100 pts
Palate 96 pts

Orgasmic sense of smell. Cream of fresh red fruit pureé spreaded on my girlfriend's body.
Nose 100 pts
Palate 96 pts

Dec 12th, 2017
John Van Trijp

Crazy SQN Night @ Bottles

Crazy SQN Night @ Bottles

Dec 8th, 2017
sam howe

First time I've tried SQN- it really is as good as people say - felt like two different wines, spicy on the nose, complex fruit on the palate

First time I've tried SQN- it really is as good as people say - felt like two different wines, spicy on the nose, complex fruit on the palate

Nov 18th, 2017