White - Sweet/Dessert

2002 Sine Qua Non Chardonnay Mr. K The Noble Man


  • USA
  • > California
  • > Central Coast
  • > Edna Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 53

  • johnwine Likes this wine: (93 points)

    October 9, 2014 - Very dark amber in color reminiscent of the Rieussec 1971 but this was 100% Chardonnay. Honey and nuts and candied lemon peel.

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  • patwjr Likes this wine: (94 points)

    July 23, 2014 - Thick & sweet, and I thought this tasted sweeter than 2002 Straw Man, though technically it wasn't. Everyone loved both wines!

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  • indiscriminate palate wrote: (87 points)

    June 25, 2014 - Apricot jam, dried stone fruit, honey, spice. Mouth coating with a very full-bodied, rich, syrupy texture. Long finish of sticky sweet honey. Overly rich, heavy, and extracted for my taste. Somewhat lacking in acidity/balance. Certainly was not a crowd pleaser.

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  • indiscriminate palate wrote: (89 points)

    June 10, 2014 - Belated celebrations: Medium-deep copper color. Pours like motor oil. Pronounced nose of apricot jam. Dried tropical fruits, citrus, some spice. It has all of the ingredients to be an outstanding wine if only someone didn't concentrate it into a condensed wine -- perhaps I should add water?

    Seriously, the nose is very nice, and the wine has a good deal of complexity, but it is syrupy, over-the-top, and a bit cloying (though the acid is quite good). The finish is quite long, but that is in no small part because your mouth receives a thick coating of the wine that stays with you for minutes.

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  • Burgundy Al wrote: (92 points)

    February 6, 2014 - Chicago Wine Flock..."Wines that Bill B Loves" (goosefoot - Chicago IL): Tasted double blind. Lots of dried apricot with impressive concentration. Botrytis is not particularly dominant here, but everything work together in good balance and a textural lightness that can be very enjoyable in sweet wines.

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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 17 (2%)
  • In Cellars 570 (69%)
  • Consumed 241 (29%)

Food Pairing

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Who Likes This Wine

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