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2003 Sine Qua Non Pinot Noir Omega
- Yamhill County
Community Tasting Notes 110
jshufelt wrote: (93 points)
February 15, 2017 - Sometimes you just have to open something, because reasons. Decanted for 30 minutes before service. In the glass, a faint hint of auburn at the rim, but other than that, no sign of age; dark, opaque crimson. On the nose, crushed raspberries, a slight reductive note, and hints of alcohol, which had me concerned - but on the palate, lush, rich, expansive, and ample fruit, pine, nutmeg, and secondary mineral notes, with a long finish. This is a big wine, skirting the edge of overblown, but for our tastes, it still worked. I'm not sure there is any improvement ahead, but I think the wine will be at this level for at least a couple more years.
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.1 person found this helpful Comment
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.
Pro Reviews 2
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
- 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
- Pending Delivery 16 (2%)
- In Cellars 458 (47%)
- Consumed 497 (51%)
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