Sine Qua Non

The Monkey White Rhone Blend

9.181 ratings
9.122 pro ratings
California, USA
White Rhone Blend
Top Notes For
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.2

Macerated, stone fruits; overripe pineapple, yellow florals/lilies, nice volcanic minerals, green apple, thick, round and very rich. Acidity is really nice as is the finish.

Macerated, stone fruits; overripe pineapple, yellow florals/lilies, nice volcanic minerals, green apple, thick, round and very rich. Acidity is really nice as is the finish.

Jan 13th, 2018
Andrew Vingiello

I think my all time favorite SQN white.

I think my all time favorite SQN white.

1 person found it helpfulMay 5th, 2014
Joshua McCasland

Crazy big. Seemed like there was some skin contact. Ripe stone fruits, custard, honey. Heavy viscosity. Let it sit in the glass for awhile and it could have been a desert wine. Interesting but not something I'd want everyday

Crazy big. Seemed like there was some skin contact. Ripe stone fruits, custard, honey. Heavy viscosity. Let it sit in the glass for awhile and it could have been a desert wine. Interesting but not something I'd want everyday

1 person found it helpfulOct 29th, 2013
Christine Havens

Tasted from the dining room of the lovely SS Legacy, thanks to generous passengers who see fit to bring their own favorite bottles along on a wine cruise. Sine Qua Non's white Rhône-inspired blend dubbed The Monkey 2010 proved to be a honey-hued showstopper. Rife with peach pit, apricot kernel, orange pastille, smoke, buddha’s hand lemon, and warm spice. It's a compact, fleshy, decadently creamy wine. Slightly hot on the finish, ending with a flourish candied orange peel and mineral undertones.

Tasted from the dining room of the lovely SS Legacy, thanks to generous passengers who see fit to bring their own favorite bottles along on a wine cruise. Sine Qua Non's white Rhône-inspired blend dubbed The Monkey 2010 proved to be a honey-hued showstopper. Rife with peach pit, apricot kernel, orange pastille, smoke, buddha’s hand lemon, and warm spice. It's a compact, fleshy, decadently creamy wine. Slightly hot on the finish, ending with a flourish candied orange peel and mineral undertones.

Jul 6th, 2017
Kevin Ortzman

Big apricot and creme brûlée. My first white SQN and it was a real treat!

Big apricot and creme brûlée. My first white SQN and it was a real treat!

Aug 28th, 2016
David L

10' Sine Qua Non The Monkey. Decanted it for 1 hour. Wet straw in color. Roussanne , Viognier, Chardonnay blend. The nose is unique and expressive. This is the kind of white wines I love to drink! Toes the line between beautiful fruit & palatable acidity.
It's got everything going on in this bottle. The mouth-feel and weight of this wine is close to flawless. Honeysuckle, pear, melon, and slate. EVERYTHING. Drinking in it's prime now, with 8/10 great years in it. Decanting this did the trick!! 93+

10' Sine Qua Non The Monkey. Decanted it for 1 hour. Wet straw in color. Roussanne , Viognier, Chardonnay blend. The nose is unique and expressive. This is the kind of white wines I love to drink! Toes the line between beautiful fruit & palatable acidity.
It's got everything going on in this bottle. The mouth-feel and weight of this wine is close to flawless. Honeysuckle, pear, melon, and slate. EVERYTHING. Drinking in it's prime now, with 8/10 great years in it. Decanting this did the trick!! 93+

May 29th, 2016
Arty Veee

Bday treat for myself

Bday treat for myself

Nov 22nd, 2015
Yoon Ha

Master Sommelier/Wine Director Benu

8.6

Big, sweet, oaky with a touch of oxidation.

Big, sweet, oaky with a touch of oxidation.

May 30th, 2015
Max Coane

Big Viognier nose and the standard Manfred richness. Too bad it doesn't go with food

Big Viognier nose and the standard Manfred richness. Too bad it doesn't go with food

Feb 22nd, 2015
Nathan Adams

Consulting Wine/Beverage Director, Snake River Brewing, Persephone, King Sudachi

9.5

SQN FTW

SQN FTW

Oct 18th, 2014