Red

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

Grenache

  • USA
  • California
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Community Tasting Notes 172

  • Fugu Me wrote:

    August 17, 2020 - PnP, consumed over 5 hours. This bottle felt like it never quite came together, a bit disjointed throughout. Adjusted serving temperature throughout the evening to see if that would help, but it didn't. Perhaps it needed more time, but not really sure.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Cailles wrote: 97 points

    July 25, 2020 - Informal dinner, no notes taken. This was wonderful with a broad array of seductive red berries, a strong mineral component, herbs and luxurious and well-integrated oak. The highlight is the laser focus, the luxurious structure and perfect harmony. I clearly prefer the Grenache bottlings over the Syrah as they have this extra Grenache weightlessness which goes well with the level of ripeness and extraction of the wines. The complete package. This was not decanted and good from the go.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Tim Heaton Likes this wine:

    June 8, 2020 - Slightly more secondary than primary, at first; ageing quite nicely. Med+/full body at this stage with a new world nose, and a palate that displays a good+ amount of old world sensibility/balance. Cool black fruits, plenty of fresh acidity, and very fine tannins. This probably has another very good decade yet ahead if this bottle is representative; long, elegant finish. Nothing OTT or gratuitous in this well-aged wine. 15,3% abv. Not particularly exciting, and certainly not worth today's asking price, but enjoyable, and complete. Drink now or hold. recommended

    A 1989 Meyney, served in the same (double-blind) setting, and purchased for $70 all in a while ago was miles ahead, and apart, from this experience.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • JonnyG Likes this wine: 98 points

    May 31, 2020 - Consistent with prior bottles, and true pleasure. Notes of baked red berries, some smoke and orange peel. Evident minerality. This wine wears its oak as well as any I can recall. Concentrated and powerful, with no signs of fading at age 15.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Opusone99 wrote: 97 points

    February 22, 2020 - Très grand!

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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 48 (2%)
  • In Cellars 1,391 (49%)
  • Consumed 1,404 (49%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

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

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