White

2006 Sine Qua Non The Hoodoo Man

White Rhone Blend

  • USA
  • California
Drink between 2009 - 2016 (Edit)
CT92.9 164 reviews
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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
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    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)

Wine Definition

  • 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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 23 (2%)
  • In Cellars 730 (48%)
  • Consumed 780 (51%)

Food Pairing

Lobster

Who Likes This Wine

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