2010 Sine Qua Non Grenache Five Shooter


  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
Drink between 2015 - 2026 (Edit)
CT94.5 134 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 106

  • Backdoctor wrote: 94 points

    October 4, 2020 - second time for this wine. So elegant, balanced, even more fruit on the second day.

  • brianngibson wrote: 95 points

    August 6, 2020 - Black raspberry, smoke, olive tapenade. Beautiful wine.

  • mike l. Likes this wine: 93 points

    June 30, 2020 - decanted overnight.

    well this was very good. it had integrated nicely and while still hot the fruit had structure and soft tannin and the alcohol was not a bother. there is lovely little herbal/weedy things going and some sort of elegance that feels like it comes more from the roussanne/viognier addition than an excess of french oak.

    this is california rhone done right. glad my friend has a couple more in the cellar.

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  • G_H wrote: 95 points

    June 24, 2020 - Wow, this is amazing grape juice. Very fragrant and mineralic nose, intense minerals and richness on the palate, no sign of maturity at all, ages much slower than comparable Chateauneuf. Stunning

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • rcg62 wrote: 92 points

    June 7, 2020 - Nice color, lots of good tart red berry fruits on the nose and palate. Not the voluptuousity (?) of some of the other SQNs. Also was a bit hot on the palate. Good, not great. Cool label FWIW.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2010
  • Type Red
  • Producer Sine Qua Non
  • Varietal Grenache
  • Designation Five Shooter
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Central Coast

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  • Pending Delivery 54 (2%)
  • In Cellars 2,114 (59%)
  • Consumed 1,428 (40%)

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