Red

2005 Sine Qua Non Grenache Atlantis Fe2O3~2a, b & c

Grenache

  • USA
  • California
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Community Tasting Notes 165

  • AACollection wrote:

    August 17, 2019 - Tasted this blind. Yuck. Not my style at all. Rich and porty, lacking delineation, and tasting like there is a boatload of RS. After the reveal. I guess I'm not surprised. Moral of the story: don't drink this after elegant old bdx and chinon.

    Ok, Day 4 open (in the fridge in between). Nose shows slightly better: black pepper, barbecue sauce, and then heat. No signs of oxidation. On the palate, this tastes like barbecue sauce mixed with hoisin. Viscous, dense and jammy, while also being hot and a touch bitter. Definitely almost porty in character, and still tastes like there is some RS. Meh.

  • Burgundy Al wrote: 94 points

    August 17, 2019 - SQN & BBQ (The Krengels - Bannockburn IL): Small glass, brief note from memory. One of today's highlights. Dense black plum and currant with savory spice. Very good balance and depth. Excellent now, probably no upside.

  • Goldstone wrote: 90 points

    April 18, 2019 - Pre-Easter Long Lunch - Older Napa Cabs (Amuse Bouche, 22/F Hennessey Centre, Wan Chai, Hong kong): From a 375cl. Decanted 4 hours before serving and sipped - you can't drink this wine in the conventional sense - over the next 4 hours. Semi-transparent bricking red in colour. Nose is feral, wet boar, black truffle, slightly burnt orange peel, crushed fresh walnuts. Palate is off-sweet, very concentrated burnt raspberry. Very heady even though it is only 8% alcohol....which is hard to get your head around. This gives the impression that it will last forever and probably would shrug off a nuclear war along the way. Fun to try but not my bag....although it improved with a rich Cohiba cigar.

  • Winedog1 Likes this wine: 99 points

    March 7, 2019 - Complimentary of Bird - hand carried - at Benihana. Dark purple ink; the wine stained my finger. Big. Full. Dense. Strong. Stunning. Perhaps the perfect word is concentrated. This may be the best wine that I have ever tasted.

  • JonnyG Likes this wine: 98 points

    January 5, 2019 - Slow-ox'ed for about 4 hours. Doubt it needed it, though. A tremendous showing: dense, pure, ripe but not cloying, with good structure and power. Notes of smoke, anise, game and bramble. Evident minerality. Great lift. Loved the texture, too. The last bottle I opened was about 5 years ago, and this represented a big step up.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Sine Qua Non
  • Varietal Grenache
  • Designation Atlantis Fe2O3~2a, b & c
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation California

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 36 (1%)
  • In Cellars 1,425 (51%)
  • Consumed 1,323 (48%)

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Community Recommendations

Cantonese BBQ pork, Chocolate, roast duck and sweet and sour pork

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