White - Sweet/Dessert

2002 Sine Qua Non Chardonnay Mr. K The Noble Man


  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Edna Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 78

  • wbohonnon wrote: (94 points)

    October 21, 2017 - An incredibly powerful wine. Thick, syrupy, apricot, fig, brown sugar, orange zest. a very deep golden color. agree with others that a hint of acidity may be better, but this is exactly what you would expect with a sqn wine. Definitely a treat and look forward to my remaining bottles

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • MC2 Wines Likes this wine:

    June 24, 2017 - These are always wonderful wines, but I think my palette was just not quite in the right place for it. Spent a lovely afternoon drinking through some really excellent reds and by the time we got here I was feeling a bit fatigued. The good news is the non-subtlety of this wine means you don't miss out on the flavors even when you have been tasting for most of the day. Lots of apricot and honey and maybe orange peel. But what I usually appreciate where there's this wonderful hit of acidity right at the end that pulls it back from the edge I didn't get so much. Esp in contrast to an inniskillin sparkling that was served alongside and had just the right amount of lightness that was called for at that point. Enjoyed, but perhaps not appreciated as well as it should be.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • acyso wrote: (95 points)

    May 11, 2017 - Rioja dinner at Phil's (Chicago, IL): From half-bottle. The older SQN sweet wines have always impressed me, though there are odd ones here and there that do end up cloying. This isn't one of them. This is all dried fig syrup and brown sugar, cut with barely enough acidity. Very rich and almost oily, this somehow manages to toe the balance line well. On the other hand, I can't imagine having more than a small glass of this -- it's incredibly heavy stuff.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • cadamson Likes this wine: (92 points)

    April 28, 2017 - Darker gold than I recalled. Still has some years left. First few sips are shockingly good, but quickly becomes a bit too much. Could use a bit more acidity. Honey, apricot and orange.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • sdrucker1000 wrote: (94 points)

    April 14, 2017 - Delicious. I was expecting more syrup and sugar but was pleasantly surprised with just slightly sweet fruit (apricot, pears).

    2 people found this helpful Comment
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  • By Richard Jennings
    1/26/2009 (link) 94 points

    (Sine Qua Non Chardonnay Mr. K The Noble Man) Medium amber gold color; big, rich, unctuous lime and tart apricot palate; long finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    5/30/2008 (link) 97 points

    (Sine Qua Non Chardonnay Mr. K The Noble Man) Dark amber color; rich, creamy, coconut and peach nose; rich, lovely and surprisingly delicate peach nectar, apricot and pineapple palate; long finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2002
  • Type White - Sweet/Dessert
  • Producer Sine Qua Non
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Designation Mr. K The Noble Man
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Edna Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 30 (3%)
  • In Cellars 747 (65%)
  • Consumed 366 (32%)

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