Sine Qua Non Tectumque Ventura White Blend 2017

Ratings on Delectable

Shay A Delectable Pro

After an epic lunch from @joe leatherwood , a few of us got together for a socially-distanced evening hosted by @Keith Fisher to keep the party going. The pic may be slightly blurry but the label is also blurry on its own! I agree with @Eric LaMasters in that this one seems to need quite a bit of time to come around. These SQN whites are consistently mesmerizing in their complexity. Checking in at 38% roussanne, 31% petit manseng, 18% chardonnay, 9% viognier and 4% Muscat (what a blend!), it is deeply golden in the glass. Aromatically, it sports crazy dried dragon fruit, banana peel, caramel dipped grilled lemon and sea salt. Amazingly dense and rich on the palate, with a classically waxy profile. Savory popcorn kernel, almond skin, honeysuckle, and quite herbal round out a finish that has a surprising amount of acidity. Love the uniqueness. Thanks @Dan Fitzgerald .

After an epic lunch from @joe leatherwood , a few of us got together for a socially-distanced evening hosted by @Keith Fisher to keep the party going. The pic may be slightly blurry but the label is also blurry on its own! I agree with @Eric LaMasters in that this one seems to need quite a bit of time to come around. These SQN whites are consistently mesmerizing in their complexity. Checking in at 38% roussanne, 31% petit manseng, 18% chardonnay, 9% viognier and 4% Muscat (what a blend!), it is deeply golden in the glass. Aromatically, it sports crazy dried dragon fruit, banana peel, caramel dipped grilled lemon and sea salt. Amazingly dense and rich on the palate, with a classically waxy profile. Savory popcorn kernel, almond skin, honeysuckle, and quite herbal round out a finish that has a surprising amount of acidity. Love the uniqueness. Thanks @Dan Fitzgerald .

9.3

Jim McCusker

Awesome. Amazing aromas of pear, stone fruit, and white flowers on the nose. Took a bit of time to open up - should really sing in 3-4 more years - but with some air time this one really opened up. Fantastic.

Awesome. Amazing aromas of pear, stone fruit, and white flowers on the nose. Took a bit of time to open up - should really sing in 3-4 more years - but with some air time this one really opened up. Fantastic.

9.6

Eric L.

This really needs a few more years in the bottle to come together.

This really needs a few more years in the bottle to come together.

9.3

Eric L.

Very interesting and complex, but it needs a few more years in bottle for the acidity to integrate.

Very interesting and complex, but it needs a few more years in bottle for the acidity to integrate.

9.2

Winton Sweum

Yellow-gold; lemon and petit-manseng spice nose; quite bright palate with more citrus, pear and chalky minerality. On the crisper side today.

Yellow-gold; lemon and petit-manseng spice nose; quite bright palate with more citrus, pear and chalky minerality. On the crisper side today.

9.3

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