2006 Sine Qua Non Autrement Dit

Grenache Blend

  • USA
  • California
Drink between 2008 - 2013 (Edit)
CT90.4 93 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 82

  • peternelson wrote: 89 points

    August 25, 2019 - A bit too fruity for me, interesting, ripe, fuller rose'. Tournament of Rosés from Eric of Epicurus.

  • bengti wrote: 95 points

    May 19, 2017 - A couple of shades deeper than the Stripes and Stars tasted 7 months ago, this was also a lot more expressive than its sibling. Nose was faint compared to the SQN Whites and Reds on offer, almost no nose at first, then faint hints of flowers, berries, lamp oil. To taste, it was fresh and lively, well defined notes of red fruits, shortbread, cut strawberries. Long and well developed finish that capped these flavours with a satisfying tart 'bite'. 12C was too cold for this bottle, 15C found it in a much better spot. This is probably at peak now, and well worth drinking up, especially with game, meaty fishes like tuna and Asian food.

  • jbaron wrote: 91 points

    October 27, 2016 - Found this one in the cellar! Nice drink on a weeknight. The maturity makes it interesting, but the freshness of a few years ago might have made it a little... fresher...

  • KenK Likes this wine: 90 points

    May 25, 2016 - Actually reasonably good, but can't call it a rose wine as so much bigger. Robust aromas of dark cherries and berries with a slight dirty quality. Ripe and rich with some depth, although a bit primary in flavors. Shows some warmth on the finish, but over quite good. Seems like across between a central cost pinot and a grenache. Was fun to try, but quite unusual.

  • Burgundy Al wrote: 85 points

    May 25, 2016 - Sine Qua Non Dinner (Formento's - Chicago IL): Red berries, nicely mature to start, less interesting with more air. Also less interesting as it got warmer. Tasty enough, i'd pop-and-pour and enjoy quickly at colder than cellar temp. Prob better 5 years ago.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    5/7/2009 (link) 90 points

    (Sine Qua Non Autrement Dit) Dark cherry red color; tart cranberry and berry nose; big, tart cherry, sour cherry, tangy, concnetrated, ripe cranberry, orange palate with an herbal note; long finish 90+ pts. (55% Grenache, 45% Syrah) (tasted better served cold initially, as a faux "Cosmopolitan," not as good as it warmed up to room temp)

  • By Richard Jennings
    5/23/2008 (link) 92 points

    (Sine Qua Non Autrement Dit) Light red color with clear meniscus; savory, tomato, spicy nose; tasty, like a tart cru Beaujolais with spice and tart plum; medium-plus finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2006
  • Type Rosé
  • Producer Sine Qua Non
  • Varietal Grenache Blend
  • Designation Autrement Dit
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation California

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 11 (2%)
  • In Cellars 199 (33%)
  • Consumed 387 (65%)

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