2005 Sine Qua Non The Petition

White Blend

  • USA
  • California
Drink between 2008 - 2013 (Edit)
CT93 138 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 115

  • walkerjfw wrote: (95 points)

    August 15, 2017 - BYO dinner with Jim N and Paul G (Russet, Philadelphia PA): This was a generous contribution from Jim N, nicely chilled, opened for about 30 minutes prior to the first glass. We drank first 2 bottles blind, took a few tries to guess this (with some guidance).

    Medium gold color. Citrus zest, white flowers on the nose. Rich and expressive palate of tropical fruits, buttery pineapple, nuts/almonds, mild oak. Nice secondary notes through the mid palate - a nice "oily" texture throughout. Long and layered finish.

    This is a blend of Viognier, Rousanne and Chardonnay...which is a first for me. A lot going on with this wine. Still very youthful and fresh, really great now, should go for a while if wanting to cellar. A decant would have been ideal for this bottle...we saved a bit a drank again later in the evening - it was really singing 90 minutes in. Lighter chill and 90 minutes of air time if drinking again. Amazing stuff

  • SlimShaney wrote: (90 points)

    May 30, 2017 - Caramel hay for rich horses.

  • Anonymous Likes this wine: (94 points)

    November 25, 2016 - Popped this for friends at our post-Thanksgiving day after orgy of leftovers and it was just an awesome drinking experience. It had a deep and magnificent dandelion yellow hue and once we tasted it, the wine was beautifully balanced full of tropical and mineral nuances. Wish i had more bottles of this cuz it still has years left in the tank.

  • S R U D I N Likes this wine: (94 points)

    March 13, 2016 - Beautiful texture, color, acidity, minerality, and finish, well rounded classic SQN white.

  • JonnyG Likes this wine: (94 points)

    January 19, 2016 - Celebrating in Style (Capo, Santa Monica): Quick decant, then nursed over the course of several hours, with little discernible evolution. Remarkably fresh and youthful, with a myriad of flavors and no notable heat. Peach, pear, lychee, beeswax, almonds, cut flowers, oil, cinnamon, lanolin and lemons, with a lovely, silky texture, always in balance. More restrained than opulent, with many years seemingly left.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    5/7/2009 (link) 91 points

    (Sine Qua Non The Petition) Big, sweet, ripe, cream, orange creamsickle, orange blossom nose; mineral, floral, white flower, menthol and tart peach palate; medium-plus finish 91+ pts. (37% Viognier, 33% Roussanne, 30% Chardonnay)

  • By Richard Jennings
    3/16/2009 (link) 93 points

    (Sine Qua Non The Petition) Light medium canary yellow color; lanolin, vanilla, pear and pineapple nose; concentrated lanolin, hazelnut, vanilla, tart pear palate with a sense of smoke and acidity; medium-plus finish (a little hot on the finish)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type White
  • Producer Sine Qua Non
  • Varietal White Blend
  • Designation The Petition
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation California

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 13 (1%)
  • In Cellars 622 (43%)
  • Consumed 803 (56%)

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