2011 Sine Qua Non Syrah Dark Blossom


  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
Drink between 2016 - 2029 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 104

  • G_H wrote: 96 points

    July 30, 2020 - Mashed potatoes, black berries, cassis, blackberries, creme de cassis, cedar, warm opulent and long but too young, should be much better with 4-5 more years...

  • canan wrote: 96 points

    July 27, 2020 - Very balanced and packed with black currant and dark cherry fruit. It is starting to show some development with a hint of blood and aged meat but in general, the wine is still very youthful.
    It does need 2-3 hours at least to show the balance and put on some weight but it is really an amazing wine and very SQN in its style.
    There is no indication or hint of alcohol in nose or mouth. Everything is perfectly balanced.

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  • Larslatour wrote: 93 points

    April 18, 2020 - SQN is a great, great wine with beautiful bottles and artwork by Manfred Krankl. So inspiring. This wine probably needs little more time in the cellar.

  • robertek wrote: 95 points

    April 3, 2020 - Love how balance Manfreds wines are - despite being much of everything there is always harmony. Respect.

  • Romol Likes this wine: 94 points

    February 7, 2020 - Decantes 2,5 hours. Very good wine. Ready to drink now with enough air but it still has many years left. 2,5 hours in the decanter were perfect. Very intense raspberry aroma. A special wine. 94(+) pts. at the moment.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2011
  • Type Red
  • Producer Sine Qua Non
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation Dark Blossom
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Central Coast

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 130 (3%)
  • In Cellars 2,694 (61%)
  • Consumed 1,583 (36%)

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