2003 Sine Qua Non Pinot Noir Omega

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • Oregon
  • Yamhill County
Drink between 2006 - 2013 (Edit)
CT93.5 130 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 109

  • Christoffer78 Likes this wine: (95 points)

    January 6, 2017 - Totally adorable and a true star effort, the 2003 SQN Omega Pinot Noir reveals some of its very best sides tonight. The nose is super complex, hedonistic and the end-palate just continue to sing and make itself heard throughout the night... At first, the nose reveals classy wet forest floor, but also ample sun warm red fruits like morellos, boysenberries and of course the classical strawberries. But after some time in the glass - we are talking one hour or more - the nose shifts and expresses cigar box and rich cedar wood. There is no one not understanding the amount of luxurious and expensive oak going into this bottle. The palate is best described as voluptuous but it is also seamless, silky and actually rather elegant. The end-palate is pure magic, it just keeps on lingering in the mouth forever and talks to the taster from the glass even when left alone for a while. This certainly is one wonderful wine! (score is 95+)

  • Jeff Leve wrote: (94 points)

    November 26, 2016 - Still going strong at close to 14 years of age, the wine is full bodied, rich, plushly textured and loaded with smoke, espresso, wild strawberry, spice and cherry liqueur notes.

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  • tcosgriff Likes this wine: (98 points)

    January 10, 2015 - The bottle was a magnum, probably accounting for its lack of any sign of decline. Beautiful Burgundy color without any brown in the edge. Wonderful bouquet and flavor of huckleberries, dark cherries, and even plums, mixed with toast and allspice. Extraordinary balance with a silky feel in the mouth. Great depth and nuance with a long satisfying finish. This puts all those expensive, overrated Burgundies to shame.

  • Stefanos T. Likes this wine: (98 points)

    July 30, 2014 - Opulent, rich, complex and fragrant with fantastic fruit definition and high level Pino-sity even if very different from Burgundy. Mouthcoating texture with fat mouth caressing tannins and everything in balance.
    The wine shows no sign of tiring at all. Has all the pinot fruit, spiciness, mint and as Yiannis pointed to me a remark our friend Lazaros made about the Pinot aromas, Chios mastic, which really rang a bell.

  • Yiannis Likes this wine: (98 points)

    July 29, 2014 - Served blind and I recognized as a pinot noir despite the anusual ripeness, opulence of fruit and high alcohol given the variety. My friend Stefanos T. who offered me this, told me afterwards that he was expecting it very evolved if not overevolved, but to our pleasent surprise this was absolutely youthful and vibrant. Dark ruby color. Fragrant nose with intense Chios masticha, violets, red and darker cherries, raspberries and sweet spices. Full-bodied with vibrant and generous fruit, perfectly integrated alcohol, balancing acidity and silky tannins. Very long, almost endless aftertaste. A great pinot noir, combining pinosity with the winemaker's idiosyncratic style.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    July/August 2005, IWC Issue #121 (link)

    (Sine Qua Non Pinot Noir Omega Willamette Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Richard Jennings
    11/18/2007 (link) 87 points

    (Sine Qua Non Pinot Noir Omega) Dark cherry red color; rich, focused, raspberry and black cherry nose; ripe, concentrated cherry palate, a little hot; medium-plus finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2003
  • Type Red
  • Producer Sine Qua Non
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation Omega
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region Oregon
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Yamhill County

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 16 (2%)
  • In Cellars 463 (48%)
  • Consumed 489 (51%)

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