2011 Sine Qua Non Syrah Dark Blossom


  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
Drink between 2016 - 2028 (Edit)
CT95.1 116 reviews
1 of 7

Community Tasting Notes 96

  • BinVA Likes this wine: 93 points

    October 4, 2019 - Generally like SQN Grenache more than Syrah but this was really tasty

  • Rosengoo wrote: 90 points

    July 25, 2019 - Poured at home without decanting this wine was clear and deep purple in colour. It had a nose of dark berries, some pencil shavings and quite a bit of bacon. This wine was surprisingly quite sweet with flavours of dark berries and cherries coming in at the end. The tannins and acidity were both quite strong and there was a sour note at the end of the glass but this went away after an hour or so after the bottle was opened. This bottle was slightly disjointed tonight.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • jgreco Likes this wine: 95 points

    July 7, 2019 - The 2011 Sine Qua Non Dark Blossom is a deep inky black color with aromatics of black fruits, chocolate, mocha, and graphite. This is a big and powerful wine as you would expect from SQN. Tannins are smooth and well integrated. Overall, a superb wine, but not a particularly good value. This is in a good spot to drink now, but will easily go another decade.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Ms. Bubblehead Likes this wine:

    April 22, 2019 - Pnp. On the nose, licorice, herbs, pepper, charcoal, on the palate, black and blue berries, pepper, bbq smoke, and minerals. The wine was big and powerful but nicely balanced with modest acidity and various spices, herbs and minerals. The finish was long. I don’t really drink much of the new world Cab/Syrah anymore but this bottle was excellent.
    The blend is 84% Syrah, 8% Grenache, 4% petit Syrah.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Geoff Likes this wine: 95 points

    December 31, 2018 - Dark, deep inky black, full bodied, smooth, dark fruits and berries, pure and pleasing. Delicious and even better the second day.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
1 - 5 of 96 More notes

Pro Reviews 3

Add a Pro Review

Professional reviews have copyrights and you can view them here for your personal use only as private content. To view pro reviews you must either subscribe to a pre-integrated publication or manually enter reviews. Learn more.

Manage Subscriptions


  • By Antonio Galloni
    Santa Barbara: The Thrill of Discovery (Jul 2014) (link)

    (Sine Qua Non Syrah Dark Blossom California) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Josh Raynolds
    November/December 2013, IWC Issue #171 (link)

    (Sine Qua Non Syrah Dark Blossom) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Antonio Galloni
    Santa Barbara's Stunning 2011s (Jul 2013) (link)

    (Sine Qua Non Syrah Dark Blossom California) Subscribe to see review text.

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 116 (3%)
  • In Cellars 2,707 (64%)
  • Consumed 1,434 (34%)

Food Pairing

No food pairings available.

Who Likes This Wine

98% Like It  43 votes

More About This Wine


Report a Problem

© 2003-19 CellarTracker! LLC.

Report a Problem