2011 Sine Qua Non Syrah Dark Blossom


  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
Drink between 2016 - 2029 (Edit)
CT95.2 114 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 94

  • 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
  • JonnyG wrote: 90 points

    December 19, 2018 - Syrah Night with an Expanded Version of Our Tasting Group (Bear and Star, Los Olivos, CA): A hard wine to get excited about, frankly. Tannic and backward, with little typicity. Some savory dark fruit notes, pepper and oak. Maybe the vintage is showing itself, or perhaps time will reveal something more interesting.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Tradingpiano wrote: 89 points

    November 18, 2018 - Tannins were harsh even on day 2. Coffee and vanilla notes more noticeable on day 2 whereas day 1 was more fruit. Alcohol level was not noticeable which is impressive. It’s good but disappointing considering the price. Will wait for another 3-5 years and hope the other bottles improve.

    1 person found this helpful
  • dbg wrote:

    October 25, 2018 - Cellared since release, perfect cork and fill. Deep dark red to rim. Intense nose of dark berries, cassis, spice and vanilla. Huge and powerful in the mouth but fresh and balanced, ripe lush fruit, not showing the alcohol, long finish, outstanding.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
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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 115 (3%)
  • In Cellars 2,732 (65%)
  • Consumed 1,359 (32%)

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