Red

2006 Sine Qua Non Syrah Raven Series

Syrah

  • USA
  • > California
Drink between 2009 - 2021
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Community Tasting Notes 145

  • Rosengoo wrote: (95 points)

    August 12, 2014 - This wine was opened with the Coravin system at home. The wine was clear and mid level garnet (with a slight orange tinge) in colour. The wine had quite a lot of red cherries and some smokiness on the nose. These same smells were tasted in the glass but add to that some burnt spices. The tannins were mid level and the acidity was quite light. This was a very enjoyable bottle tonight.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • Uglypinga wrote:

    July 12, 2014 - These have gone the BBQ slim jim route. Finally. Deep, smoky fruit on the palate with amazing depth and texture. Love these. Cool blue fruit juxtaposed with smoke. Great, long finish

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • clarktoews Likes this wine: (96 points)

    March 21, 2014 - wow wow wow. amazing on all fronts. loads of dark fruit without bring heavy. amazingly silky on the palate and a super long finish. tasted fresh and bright. really enjoyed this wine.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Anonymous wrote:

    March 2, 2014 - At the end of a long dinner, so I did not spend a lot of time with this, but it was showing really well. Lots of dark, lush fruit. Supporting tannins but not at all noticeable, and a nice long finish. Great balance for Cali Syrah and a wonderful way to finish a meal. A

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

    February 19, 2014 - Open almost 3 hours before serving Opulent start with lots of ripe black fruit, liqueur notes, black pepper, baking spice and background floral hints. Same rich and extravagant blackberry and black cherry flavors with plenty of spice. Very elegant tannins and a satisfying level of acidity to keep everything in balance.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Issue #10, 12/4/2011 (link) 96 points

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    November/December 2009, Issue #147 (link)

    (Sine Qua Non Syrah The Raven Series California) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Josh Raynolds
    November/December 2008, Issue #141 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    5/7/2009 (link) 93 points

    (Sine Qua Non Syrah Raven Series) Very dark red violet color; big, Cali Syrah, roasted black fruit and green herb nose; big, roasted black fruit, herbal palate with depth; medium-plus finish 93+ pts.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2006
  • Type Red
  • Producer Sine Qua Non
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation Raven Series
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation California

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 53 (2%)
  • In Cellars 2064 (64%)
  • Consumed 1115 (34%)

Food Pairing

Antelope, Beef, Cheese, Game, Lamb

Who Likes This Wine

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