Red

2008 Sine Qua Non Syrah The Duel

Syrah

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Central Coast
Drink between 2013 - 2023
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Community Tasting Notes 11

  • Burgundy Al wrote: (92 points)

    October 12, 2014 - Sunday Night Sine Qua Non Dinner (RPM Steak - Chicago IL): Very similar to the B20 in the next glass but I found this more focused on vanilla and chocolate aromas and flavors, less on the nuance and concentration of the fruit itself. Others disagreed and referred this.

  • bonedocnine Likes this wine: (97 points)

    August 4, 2014 - WOTN

  • johnh1001 wrote: (94 points)

    March 28, 2014 - Drank next to the Duel Grenache. Darker, more robust, lots of black and white pepper on the nose. Dark fruit and much more structured on the palate. Beautiful balance and purity. Firmer finish that is still quite long.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • phenricsson Likes this wine: (98 points)

    February 26, 2014 - Very impressive. Drank over 2 days. Big, dark, massive but the crisp acidity keeps it fresh. Soft and velvety in the mouth. Very Cote Roti like, raw meat, blood and a touch of white pepper. perfume of flowers on the nose and aftertaste. Dark, sweet berries and a very long aftertaste.

  • mtolerico Likes this wine: (96 points)

    December 17, 2013 - Second time having this wine, decanted for several hours before consuming, it has just great structure and complexity, sweet blackberry, chocolate strawberry and some meaty and beef blood. Great length, should probably get better with 4-5 years.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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    November/December 2012, Issue #165 (link)

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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 46 (4%)
  • In Cellars 891 (76%)
  • Consumed 237 (20%)

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Who Likes This Wine

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