Red

2009 Sine Qua Non Syrah The Thrill of...

Syrah

  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
Drink between 2015 - 2025 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 111

  • lucaslabelle wrote: 93 points

    April 5, 2020 - Decanted 6 hours prior to consumption. Pleasant bouquet of black fruits, tar, slight hints of menthol. On the palate the wine was smooth, integrated and balanced. Although it is a great wine - I did find it to be somewhat monolithic and heavy/ dense. Definitely a well made wine but after a glass or two I didn’t want to drink anymore. Nowhere near as compelling as the Atlantis Syrah from 2005. Drink now until 2024

  • jkoenen wrote: 96 points

    February 8, 2020 - An evening with Sine Qua Non 3.0 (Restaurant Bottles, Sas van Gent): In a perfect spot now...!

  • Geoff Likes this wine: 95 points

    December 31, 2019 - 4 hour decant, just right. Impenetrable, dark, explosive nose of dark fruit, monster wine, focused like a laser, smooth mouthfeel, long, long finish. No secondary notes. Very enjoyable for NYE with dinner.

  • GFischmann wrote: 95 points

    December 1, 2019 - Smooth

  • MonacoMik Likes this wine:

    November 23, 2019 - Needed 10 h decant and then it came at you like a genie in a bottle

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    November/December 2012, IWC Issue #165 (link)

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  • By Julia Harding, MW
    10/11/2012 (link)

    (Sine Qua Non, Thrill of Stamp Collecting Syrah California Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    California's Central Coast: Better than Ever (Aug 2012) (link)

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    November/December 2011, IWC Issue #159 (link)

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Exploring California's Central Coast (Aug 2011) (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer Sine Qua Non
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation The Thrill of...
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Central Coast

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 36 (1%)
  • In Cellars 1,825 (57%)
  • Consumed 1,328 (42%)

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