Red

2008 Sine Qua Non Syrah The Duel

Syrah

  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
Drink between 2014 - 2026 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 19

  • Rosengoo wrote: (95 points)

    September 3, 2016 - This clear and deep garnet red wine was very approachable with minimal decanting. With quite a bit of candied cherries as well as a not overwhelming amount of spices on both the nose and in the glass, I really enjoyed this. The wine had mid to strong acidity and mid level tannins. Finally, it also had a long and fruitful finish to it. I'd like to try one of these with a longer decanting time and see how it shows.

  • RScholl Likes this wine: (98 points)

    August 21, 2016 - Amazing texture and density; pure and seamless.

  • Thirsty1 Likes this wine:

    June 25, 2016 - Tasting note 1,000! Great wine for this milestone. Extended aged in barrel and added to it's complexity. Decanted for a few hours. Doesn't appear like a 9 year old wine. Very youthful with boysenberry and a white/black peppery nose. Dense and unctuous with a meaty- beef jerky aroma. Simply amazing syrah. Layers and layers of depth like falling down the rabbit hole. What a treat to enjoy on a special evening. Thanks T!

  • bubbachumps wrote: (96 points)

    June 25, 2016 - Decanted approx. 3 hours before consuming. Notes of white pepper, blackberry liqueur, some tree bark and charcoal. Massive wine in the mouth but very much in proportion. This wine is a baby and should get better. Needed at least another 3 hours in the decanter. Absolutely delicious!

  • AllRed wrote: (95 points)

    October 10, 2015 - Memphis SQN Dinner (Erling Jensen, Memphis, TN): Admittedly, I am partial to this particular vintage, but this inky Syrah boasts a lovely bouquet of black fruit, roasted game, cinnamon and boysenberry with a gorgeous perfumed floral overtone that oscillated from violets to lavender to potpourri and back. Gorgeous. Firm tannins with dark fruit, pepper, iron and blue fruit flavors with a long finish. 95-96 pts.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red
  • Producer Sine Qua Non
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation The Duel
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Central Coast

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 39 (3%)
  • In Cellars 1,029 (73%)
  • Consumed 345 (24%)

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