Red

2008 Sine Qua Non Syrah The Duel

Syrah

  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
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Community Tasting Notes 25

  • sevo wrote:

    June 9, 2017 - Opened four hours in advance and kept in cellar. Paired with a grilled and marinated flank. Still needed an additional thirty minutes before really blossoming. Everyone at the table truly enjoyed the wine, very silky on the palate with raspberry and cassis on the nose.
    I had one bottle of this in my cellar. Would I purchase another at the current price? Good question.

  • pdemaio Likes this wine: (96 points)

    May 23, 2017 - Classic SQN goodness. Great high notes, and wonderful complexity on the nose. Meat and berries on the body. Long, meandering finish.
    PDQ96+

  • Rosengoo wrote: (95 points)

    May 12, 2017 - This bottle was opened 4 hours before drinking at home with friends. The wine was deep garnet red in colour and clear and had a very strong nose of pepper and some caramel and chocolate. I tasted these same flavours although the pepper was thankfully not as strong as I thought it would be. There was also some vanilla in the glass and both the tannins and acidity were quite strong. This was a very flavourful wine tonight.

  • mtolerico Likes this wine: (97 points)

    March 6, 2017 - Improved since last time, but it was great every time I've been lucky enough to have this wine. No formal notes for this other than impression and I wrote down a score... Not helpful, I know.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • phenricsson wrote: (96 points)

    January 15, 2017 - Similar flavor profile as B20 (tasted side by side) but more open and tasting more mature. (maybe the longer barrel aging?) This also improved with longer opening time. Decanting is good.

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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 28 (2%)
  • In Cellars 1,050 (71%)
  • Consumed 411 (28%)

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