White - Sweet/Dessert

2002 Sine Qua Non Chardonnay Mr. K The Noble Man

Chardonnay

  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Edna Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 76

  • acyso wrote: (95 points)

    May 11, 2017 - Rioja dinner at Phil's (Chicago, IL): From half-bottle. The older SQN sweet wines have always impressed me, though there are odd ones here and there that do end up cloying. This isn't one of them. This is all dried fig syrup and brown sugar, cut with barely enough acidity. Very rich and almost oily, this somehow manages to toe the balance line well. On the other hand, I can't imagine having more than a small glass of this -- it's incredibly heavy stuff.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • cadamson Likes this wine: (92 points)

    April 28, 2017 - Darker gold than I recalled. Still has some years left. First few sips are shockingly good, but quickly becomes a bit too much. Could use a bit more acidity. Honey, apricot and orange.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • sdrucker1000 wrote: (94 points)

    April 14, 2017 - Delicious. I was expecting more syrup and sugar but was pleasantly surprised with just slightly sweet fruit (apricot, pears).

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • MC2 Wines Likes this wine:

    February 10, 2017 - Man I love these wines. It pours a very dark burnt caramel and has a flavor profile that fits with the coloring. Very sweet but with age there's a bit more mellowing of how in your face these can be. Still - lots of caramelized apricot. Very yummy.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • MC2 Wines Likes this wine:

    February 4, 2017 - Q1 2017 Tasting - Starts with the Letter (The Apt): A wonderful way to end the evening. It was delicious. Poured a very dark almost burnt caramel color which fit with the flavor profile. Lots of those toasty, almost nutty, and then great beautiful caramel. Still decent acidity. A bit intense as these wines always are, but just lovely too.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By Richard Jennings
    1/26/2009 (link) 94 points

    (Sine Qua Non Chardonnay Mr. K The Noble Man) Medium amber gold color; big, rich, unctuous lime and tart apricot palate; long finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    5/30/2008 (link) 97 points

    (Sine Qua Non Chardonnay Mr. K The Noble Man) Dark amber color; rich, creamy, coconut and peach nose; rich, lovely and surprisingly delicate peach nectar, apricot and pineapple palate; long finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2002
  • Type White - Sweet/Dessert
  • Producer Sine Qua Non
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Designation Mr. K The Noble Man
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Edna Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 31 (3%)
  • In Cellars 744 (66%)
  • Consumed 352 (31%)

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