Red

2015 Sine Qua Non Syrah "M" Eleven Confessions Vineyard

Syrah

  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
Drink between 2020 - 2041 (Edit)
CT98.5 6 reviews
2015
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Community Tasting Notes 4

  • Winedog1 Likes this wine: 98 points

    December 25, 2019 - This is very similar to NOK. However, it is perhaps more complex. The age of the bottle may contribute here. Dark fruits. Vanilla. Glycerin. Silky.

  • mtolerico Likes this wine: 99 points

    December 22, 2019 - A bit tight as a PnP, massive black fruit, blackberry, plum, black cherry, black currant, huge black licorice throughout the mid-palate, anise, five spice, cinnamon, squid ink, asphalt, the flavor just goes on and on with a silky smooth profile and a finish that lasts over a minute. There's a bit of heat on the finish that's covered up for the most part with the massive fruit. That's impressive at 16.2% alcohol... One of the best wines of the year. Needs some air!

  • csimm1161 wrote: 99 points

    December 10, 2019 - Stunning purple and black fruit lead a formidable but sophisticatedly succulent push on the front-end delivery of the SQN “M” Syrah. Flanked by notes of blackberry, black olives, creosote, melted licorice, old tree bark, black rock, Asian spices, and hints of roast beef and violets, the core of the M is stunningly penetrating on the palate; deeply concentrated, but with a silky execution that makes for a sexy and sophisticated mouthfeel.

    Considering the velvet elongation and expansion of flavor on the mid-palate, this stays incredibly focused, with a layered distribution of flavors that offers intention and purpose without sacrificing just the right amount of hedonism and succulence. Crescendos with a soft, rolling thunder finish.

    This is just what I want in a SQN Syrah, and it is a near-flawless example of the varietal on the domestic front. With air, it gains even more synchronicity. A wine to drink now if you offer it a chance to breathe, or better yet, hold for a few years minimum, ideally in an effort to extract every last little kernel of awesomeness from it (as I’ve found that SQNs typically start to really optimize at the 7-8+ year-from-vintage mark). Try again in 2022+. A potentially perfect score here with a little more time. 99+ points.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Cristal2000 Likes this wine: 99 points

    December 2, 2019 - This is a very special wine. Super intense, deep and powerful, yet somehow seamless with very little weight. Starts with a nose of smoked meat, black olives, violets, black licorice and spice box. A powerhouse on the palate, it shows huge mostly black fruit, backed up by earthy and mineral driven flavors. The tannins are amazingly integrated and refined, with wonderful layering and a super sophisticated mouthfeel. Maybe the most amazing quality here is there is nothing flabby at all despite endless fruit intensity. The wine remains focused and firm, with purity and amazing persistence. Better with more air and certainly early for this wine, but fun to experience. Many thanks to CSIMM1161 for providing this beauty at dinner.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Santa Barbara: Present & Future (Sep 2019), 9/1/2019 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2015
  • Type Red
  • Producer Sine Qua Non
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation "M"
  • Vineyard Eleven Confessions Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Central Coast

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 232 (13%)
  • In Cellars 1,452 (81%)
  • Consumed 119 (7%)

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