2006 Sine Qua Non The Hoodoo Man

White Rhone Blend

  • USA
  • California
Drink between 2010 - 2016 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 140

  • ews3 wrote: (95 points)

    April 23, 2017 - in a great spot right now. floral, flint, smoke, tropical, apricot. nice balance of primary and secondary right now. long finish. acidity keeps this remarkably fresh given the amount of weight on it.

  • onboisduvin wrote: (90 points)

    April 23, 2017 - Very difficult to judge, not a typical napa white at all due to its blend with roussanne. Enough acidity with a bit of after-bitterness. Not enjoyed by most of the guests compared with Kistler 2013. After all, this is a very nice experience!

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  • MC2 Wines Likes this wine:

    December 9, 2016 - We always seem to serve these a bit too cold to start but as it warmed up just got better and better. Full mouthful, lots of honey and white fleshy fruit. Very tasty. Has a long life in front of it. Will hold a bit on our last one.

  • charleshetzel wrote: (95 points)

    January 29, 2016 - SQN White Birthday Weekend tasting in Vegas (Private Residence - Las Vegas, NV): This is my 3rd time trying the Hoodoo and it's best summed up as it's no longer the monster wine it once was. That is not necessarily a bad thing. At a monstrous 16% alcohol and a blend of Roussanne, Viognier, & Chardonnay, it came off as a wine intent on changing in the glass. This was a pop n pour served at the perfect temperature while decanting in the fridge. We were greeted with a wine of mid-pale yellow color, buttery and oily at first. Huge floral and tropical fruit bouquet with hints of honeysuckle, roses and peaches up front. I loved the figgy fruit initial palate but what struck me most was the pure acidity in the glass. What a great food wine this has become. I truly savored the butterscotch candy and lychee fruit combo with a slight hint of spice as the wine warmed up in the glass. I much preferred this wine the more it warmed up in the glass. Superb wine by an incredible winemaker.

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  • paulst Likes this wine: (90 points)

    November 27, 2015 - Like a concentrated and acidic chardonnay; textured with some zippy lemon curd; high alc (15.8%); decent finish.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Santa Barbara: On the Road (Aug 2015), 8/1/2015 (link)

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    November/December 2008, IWC Issue #141 (link)

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

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  • By Richard Jennings
    1/26/2009 (link) 92 points

    (Sine Qua Non The Hoodoo Man) Light butter yellow color; tart lemon, lemon rind, mineral nose with a floral quality and touch of VA; slightly oily textured, tart, narrow, concentrated lemon rind, vanilla and mineral palate; medium-plus finish (WOTF; the concentration made the Copain Roussanne seem watery by comparison)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2006
  • Type White
  • Producer Sine Qua Non
  • Varietal White Rhone Blend
  • Designation The Hoodoo Man
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation California

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 19 (1%)
  • In Cellars 718 (46%)
  • Consumed 833 (53%)

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