White - Sweet/Dessert

2005 Sine Qua Non Roussanne Atlantis Fe2O3~3e


  • USA
  • California
Drink between 2010 - 2016 (Edit)
CT95.5 31 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 20

  • acyso wrote: 95 points

    June 20, 2016 - The Other 7% of California (Chicago, IL): From half-bottle. This is golden raisins squeezed into juice. Layer upon layer of complexity, with lots of sweet fruit here. You keep looking for that botrytis spice (well, at least, I do, because those are the typical sweet wines I drink) but there is none here. It's as opulent and hedonistic as you can get. There's actually a nice zing of acidity on the back end to freshen things up too. Super concentrated and sweet, but this is actually quite well-balanced. Could it be that I've finally found a roussanne I like?

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  • bengti Likes this wine: 99 points

    October 29, 2014 - Nose of rich perfume, oranges, apricots, candied honey, golden in colour. Kept evolving in the glass with dried apricots, citrus extracts and sugared apples. Satisfying finish with enough bite to keep you wanting more. Another amazing amazing wine.

  • Topper wrote: 96 points

    July 19, 2014 - Coompletely gorgeous wine. Apricot is the dominant note, with apple, peach, nectarine and the rest of the summer fruit basket coupled with viscous body, explosive aromatics, a finish that won't quit and enough acidity to keep it from being cloying. Marvelous job!

  • EMichels wrote: 92 points

    October 23, 2013 - Solid dessert offering; Light color; Nice edge

  • tp096255 Likes this wine: 93 points

    March 1, 2013 - Translucent amber-orange-honey. Lovely in appearance.

    Honey, sweet alfalfa, hay, pollen. Mouth is thick, rich with dried peach and dried Turkish apricot. Completely coats the palate. Great acidity. Finish is rich and takes on same fruits, hints of vanilla. Very nice indeed.

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

    (Sine Qua Non Roussanne Vin de Paille Atlantis Fe203-3e California (half bottle)) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type White - Sweet/Dessert
  • Producer Sine Qua Non
  • Varietal Roussanne
  • Designation Atlantis Fe2O3~3e
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation California

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 12 (2%)
  • In Cellars 343 (58%)
  • Consumed 240 (40%)

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