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2006 Sine Qua Non The Hoodoo Man
White Rhone Blend
Community Tasting Notes 137
charleshetzel wrote: (95 points)
January 29, 2016 - SQN White Birthday Weekend tasting in Vegas (Private Residence - Las Vegas, NV): This is my 3rd time trying the Hoodoo and it's best summed up as it's no longer the monster wine it once was. That is not necessarily a bad thing. At a monstrous 16% alcohol and a blend of Roussanne, Viognier, & Chardonnay, it came off as a wine intent on changing in the glass. This was a pop n pour served at the perfect temperature while decanting in the fridge. We were greeted with a wine of mid-pale yellow color, buttery and oily at first. Huge floral and tropical fruit bouquet with hints of honeysuckle, roses and peaches up front. I loved the figgy fruit initial palate but what struck me most was the pure acidity in the glass. What a great food wine this has become. I truly savored the butterscotch candy and lychee fruit combo with a slight hint of spice as the wine warmed up in the glass. I much preferred this wine the more it warmed up in the glass. Superb wine by an incredible winemaker.
paulst Likes this wine: (90 points)
November 27, 2015 - Like a concentrated and acidic chardonnay; textured with some zippy lemon curd; high alc (15.8%); decent finish.
ericindc Likes this wine: (90 points)
August 3, 2015 - Very ripe, strong oak, still very young, fresh and primary. In my opinion, too much chard. It was slightly unbalanced in the oak-fruit balance, alcohol was not terribly noticeable. It got better with air, and stabilized after an hour.
Topper wrote: (88 points)
July 8, 2015 - Agree with those who find this too over the top and unbalanced. A good attempt but ultimately failed at the goal of making great white wine.
Burgundy Al wrote: (86 points)
April 24, 2015 - Wine Dinner Extravaganza (North Lincoln Avenue Loft - Chicago IL): Very ripe and lush fruit, still surprisingly fresh, but I wasn't thrilled with the balance here.
Pro Reviews 4
By Antonio Galloni
Santa Barbara: On the Road (Aug 2015), 8/1/2015 (link)
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By Josh Raynolds
November/December 2008, IWC Issue #141 (link)
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By Josh Raynolds
November/December 2007, IWC Issue #135 (link)
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By Richard Jennings
1/26/2009 (link) 92 points
(Sine Qua Non The Hoodoo Man) Light butter yellow color; tart lemon, lemon rind, mineral nose with a floral quality and touch of VA; slightly oily textured, tart, narrow, concentrated lemon rind, vanilla and mineral palate; medium-plus finish (WOTF; the concentration made the Copain Roussanne seem watery by comparison)
- Vintage 2006
- Type White
- Producer Sine Qua Non
- Varietal White Rhone Blend
- Designation The Hoodoo Man
- Vineyard n/a
- Country USA
- Region California
- SubRegion n/a
- Appellation California
- Pending Delivery 23 (2%)
- In Cellars 730 (48%)
- Consumed 780 (51%)