2003 Sine Qua Non Pinot Noir Omega

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • > Oregon
  • > Yamhill County
Drink between 2005 - 2012
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Community Tasting Notes 105

  • 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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  • MAXIMUM SATISFACTION wrote: (94 points)

    April 19, 2014 - Drank from a magnum with a leaky cork. Not the best showing for this wine but still damn impressive. An effervescent mouthfeel leads into a highly extracted palate of syrupy cherry liqueur and herbaceous spice. Enjoyed with Gjelina Take Away in Venice Ca.

  • Kemo Sabe Likes this wine: (93 points)

    April 11, 2014 - Even 11 years out this puppy is still BIG. Very California style pinot which is fine by me. Big, deep and dark pinot. Tons of flavors. Almost thick. Will definitely hold my last two bottles for a while as I think these have a long ways to go. In spite of its size all in balance. 93+

  • JonnyG Likes this wine: (93 points)

    January 6, 2014 - Cellar Reduction, The Fun Way (Santa Ynez Valley): From a magnum whose signs of seepage compelling me to bite the bullet and crack this one open. Slow-ox'ed for 6 hours, the wine remained monolithic all evening, then revealed more on the next day. The nose of ripe, mature red fruits and cedar gives way to concentrated, rich fruit, very much in balance with the oak notes. I found the extraction to be a welcome complement to the layered, pure fruit. Opulent and somewhat unique, not for everyone to be sure.

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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    July/August 2005, 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 12 (1%)
  • In Cellars 427 (49%)
  • Consumed 432 (50%)

Food Pairing

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Who Likes This Wine

94% Like It  17 votes