Sine Qua Non

The Moment White Bend

9.281 ratings
9.019 pro ratings
California, USA
Petit Manseng, Roussanne, Viognier, Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces, Nuts & Seeds, Hard Cheese, Soft Cheese, Quinoa, Chili & Hot Spicy, Fish, Herbs, Asian Cuisine, Veal, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pate
Top Notes For
Conrad Green

Powerful nose with a whiff of Jurancon perfume, a broad slightly tangy orange sherbert thing. On the palate wide and flat and quite sweet with noticeable oak. Sweet and sour on the finish. A bit clipped

Powerful nose with a whiff of Jurancon perfume, a broad slightly tangy orange sherbert thing. On the palate wide and flat and quite sweet with noticeable oak. Sweet and sour on the finish. A bit clipped

Jun 13th, 2018
Bill Bender

En mag courtesy of @Roman Sukley. Golden straw hue, some cloudiness, marzipan and brioche on the nose, hazelnut entry, confected pear. Impressive viscosity and funkalicious tasty-ness.

En mag courtesy of @Roman Sukley. Golden straw hue, some cloudiness, marzipan and brioche on the nose, hazelnut entry, confected pear. Impressive viscosity and funkalicious tasty-ness.

Jul 23rd, 2016
Alyssa Rapp

CEO/Founder Bottlenotes

9.2

Great white to kick off the new year!

Great white to kick off the new year!

Jan 4th, 2015
Alder Yarrow

Wine Blogger Vinography

7.8

Not for me. Unctuous and bitter. Waaaaaay too ripe.

Not for me. Unctuous and bitter. Waaaaaay too ripe.

Dec 13th, 2014
Carson Gray

Sommelier, Director of Adult Beverage & Restaurant Development @ HMSHost

8.7

2011

2011

Oct 26th, 2014
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

8.6

Very nice wine with clean but lovely lanolin mouth feel. Lacking acid structure however so may not age well.

Very nice wine with clean but lovely lanolin mouth feel. Lacking acid structure however so may not age well.

Oct 12th, 2014
Rafael Landestoy

Loved it. First SQN I've had and now I really want to have everything else.

Loved it. First SQN I've had and now I really want to have everything else.

Sep 14th, 2014
Jens Hoogstad

95/100

95/100

Jul 14th, 2014
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

9.1

Incredibly refreshing. Wonderful nose palate and finish. A springtime tour de force. Lovely long finish. Buy

Incredibly refreshing. Wonderful nose palate and finish. A springtime tour de force. Lovely long finish. Buy

May 21st, 2014
Joseph Barsky

2011 Vintage. 15.5% Alcohol. Deep yellow, dominated by Roussanne that is soft buttery and honeyed. Low acidity, not Gail’s style.

2011 Vintage. 15.5% Alcohol. Deep yellow, dominated by Roussanne that is soft buttery and honeyed. Low acidity, not Gail’s style.

Nov 18th, 2019