Red

2008 Sine Qua Non Syrah The Duel

Syrah

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Central Coast
Drink between 2013 - 2023
CT96.3 15 reviews
2008
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Community Tasting Notes 12

  • phenricsson wrote: (98 points)

    December 20, 2014 - Second bottle I've opened. Very consistent with last time 8 months ago. Big mouthfeel but not at all heavy. Actually it is almost elegant. Long aftertaste that builds with a crescendo after 30 seconds. Must have some discipline and wait at least a year for next bottle - not easy though since it tastes so great now.

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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    November/December 2012, Issue #165 (link)

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    November/December 2011, Issue #159 (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 899 (75%)
  • Consumed 250 (21%)

Food Pairing

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Who Likes This Wine

80% Like It  5 votes