2015 Sine Qua Non Entre Chien et Loup

White Rhone Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
Drink between 2020 - 2033 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 41

  • Mbad77 Likes this wine: 94 points

    January 24, 2021 - Only had a few SQN whites though have a number ageing. This one was excellent. Initially has oak on nose and a real zing of lime and face puckering acidity on finish. Normally this may require more bottle time but the huge frame and viscosity with the Roussanne addition (40%) really makes sense.
    It’s big and makes your face tingle initially (15% abv) but has a real sharpness and balance despite all this.
    Top stuff

  • csimm1161 wrote:

    December 29, 2020 - A broad-shouldered Rhone-inspired white that carries enough energy and brightness (thanks to the 44% Chardonnay and 8% Viognier) to counterbalance the otherwise fuller-throttled richness of the 40% Roussanne. Perhaps just a sliver less vibrant than the last bottle I had back in May, but similar in that its viscosity offers both a pleasing mouthfeel and added weight in the delivery. Tropical yellow fruit and dried apricot flavors compete with lemon curd notes. Slight booze on the tail, but it is quickly absorbed by the condensed fruit. As has been the case the last couple of times I’ve had this wine, it’s more about density and upper-arm savory flex than it is about spritely vitality and electric vigor. Drink now and within the next year or so (if you value freshness and tension in your white Rhones). Hovers in that 94-95 point range for me (once the perception of alcohol on the finish wanes).

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  • bubbachumps wrote: 94 points

    September 26, 2020 - Apricot, cream lemon, honey and vanillin. Medium to large-scaled on the palate, with a very long spicy finish. Drinking very well now and not quite at its peak, may improve a point or 2 with time in the bottle.

  • jaumealaska Likes this wine: 97 points

    July 26, 2020 - Straw to Golden color. Nose shows the buttery notes of malolactic fermentation but it is wrapped with pineapple, floral notes, and stone fruits. Expressive and round body has a beautiful balance of peach and acidity with a lingering finish. Wonderful wine and interesting application of Rhône whites to California Chardonnay. A group favorite if the night in a night of great whites from a Guigal La Dorienne to a 2011 Aubert.

  • canan wrote: 96 points

    July 22, 2020 - Packed with smoke and white peach fruit but also some pineapple and mango.
    A lovely viscosity but still with a core of acidity that really makes this a beautiful and mouthwatering wine.
    Highly balanced and a very long aftertaste. Could easily have reached 97-98p on a good day.
    Loved it!

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2015
  • Type White
  • Producer Sine Qua Non
  • Varietal White Rhone Blend
  • Designation Entre Chien et Loup
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Central Coast

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 111 (4%)
  • In Cellars 1,719 (67%)
  • Consumed 752 (29%)

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