2005 Sine Qua Non Pinot Noir Over & Out

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
Drink between 2009 - 2016 (Edit)
CT93.6 122 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 98

  • sbove Likes this wine: 98 points

    October 23, 2018 - Opened on 4th of July 2018 > so 13 years if age. First nose > the instant bottomless Manfred bouquet that inspires laughter of joy. How does he do it?! No Pinot in my experience except one ridiculously OTT$$ Vosne Romanee has ever equaled this nose. Soft, subtle, complex, deep, and endless. Body: perfect. Front palate: perfect, Back palate perfect. I've had other pinots from this exact vineyard and they are nothing like this. Mystery. Genius. Overall, one of the top 3 PNs I've been lucky enough to experience and certainly the most joyful, unique and inspiring. Thanks Manfred & Elaine! Agree with some other writers here: too bad this was the last PN from SQN. PS: the empty bottle, still smells phenomenal at 4+ months on the counter with the cork in and less than a drop or two down at the bottom. It's drinkable perfume.

  • RAD2626 wrote: 93 points

    September 16, 2018 - Wonderful color, texture, mouthfeel and taste. Big burgundy feel. Maybe a Romanee St. Vivant. Just a shame they stopped making pinots.

  • Anonymous wrote: 93 points

    June 30, 2018 - Deep, dark, round blackberry fruit with smoke and earth flavors, excellent structure, long finish, tasted more like a Syrah than a Pinot

  • tedsc456 wrote: 100 points

    September 8, 2017 - Are you kidding me??? Best wine, across all categories, that I have ever had. Perfectly balanced. Big fruit, but with beautiful elegance. Fine fine grain tannins but still able to be ultra smooth. A viscosity that gives it mouth coating that I have never experienced! Complexity mindblowing. Thats it - I can die now!

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  • MC2 Wines Likes this wine:

    December 13, 2016 - Acker BYO Holiday Dinner (Tribeca Grille): My first SQN Pinot and man is it fun! Exactly what you would expect of Manfred. There's an elegance to it and yet there's almost almost every flavor you can possibly get out of the Pinot grape. Even a meatiness. Lots of red fruit. Tastes a bit like candy. Love it.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    November/December 2007, IWC Issue #135 (link)

    (Sine Qua Non Pinot Noir Over & Out Arrita Hills Vineyard Santa Rita Hills) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Sine Qua Non
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation Over & Out
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation California

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  • Pending Delivery 17 (1%)
  • In Cellars 623 (43%)
  • Consumed 810 (56%)

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