2006 Sine Qua Non Syrah A Shot in the Dark


  • USA
  • California
Drink between 2011 - 2024 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 63

  • Escalus wrote: 100 points

    October 7, 2019 - Amazing bottle. Truly terrific.

  • G_H wrote: 97 points

    August 3, 2018 - Incredible texture, lots of umami, rich and smooth. This will benefit from further cellaring, still feels incredibly young. What a wonderful wine!

  • D'Yquembe Mutumbo Likes this wine: 98 points

    July 5, 2018 - The most interesting bottle of wine I have ever had. An absolute flavor bomb, blackberries, smoke, kirsch, and a whiff of bramble. The concentration is off the charts, it's hard to imagine a wine being much bigger than this without feeling over extracted and cloying. Whether this style is for you or not, there is no way that anyone could be bored tasting this wine, it would be the most talked about bottle at any dinner party.

  • jkoenen wrote: 100 points

    December 8, 2017 - Second Evening with Sine Qua Non (Restaurant Bottles, Sas van Gent): Just perfect...
    Breathless... speechless...

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Sennma wrote: 93 points

    April 30, 2017 - A rich style of syrah. The nose is just amazing with lots of layers. Full black fruited palate but its all in balance. These wines definitely express a particular style and I can see where some will love these wines and some will not.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2006
  • Type Red
  • Producer Sine Qua Non
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation A Shot in the Dark
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation California

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 29 (2%)
  • In Cellars 1,093 (58%)
  • Consumed 769 (41%)

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