2008 Sine Qua Non Kolibri

White Rhone Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Santa Barbara County
Drink between 2011 - 2017 (Edit)
CT93.3 145 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 107

  • ews3 wrote: 92 points

    January 25, 2020 - Dried pineapple, still some fresh tropical fruit, spice (allspice, white pepper). Temperature important here — too cold and it doesn’t show enough, too warm and the alcohol is prominent). Long finish

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Burgundy Al wrote: 87 points

    August 17, 2019 - SQN & BBQ (The Krengels - Bannockburn IL): Small glass, brief note from memory. Very ripe with moderate structure, giving it fleshy textures that are rich and nicely dense, just slightly lacking brightness. Drink up.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • RAD2626 wrote: 92 points

    July 26, 2019 - Honey colored. Complex taste. Can taste the Viognier highlights. Beautiful distinct wine.

  • Zweder wrote: 94 points

    June 29, 2019 - Occasional dinner group; Best bottles in white and red. (@ Bottles; Sas van Gent, Netherlands): In the bouquet some glue and yellow fruits. On the palate caramel, butter, a lot of sweetness and acidity. Very full bodied and a great length, but the wine lacks refinement imho for a higher score.

  • wineismylife wrote: 95 points

    March 6, 2019 - WIML95

    Tasted non blind. Followed over about two and a half hours.

    Yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of Graham crackers, brown spices, waxy yellow pears and lychee. Flavors of yellow pears, lychee, creme brûlée and minerals on the lengthy finish. Medium to bright acidity, full bodied. Drink now. Might be able to hold longer if you wish but I can't imagine this wine getting any better than it is right now. Drinking beautifully and picked up a point since my last visit.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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    November/December 2010, IWC Issue #153 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type White
  • Producer Sine Qua Non
  • Varietal White Rhone Blend
  • Designation Kolibri
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Santa Barbara County

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 30 (2%)
  • In Cellars 626 (41%)
  • Consumed 864 (57%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

dungeness crab, Lobster bisque. Beef carpacio.

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