Sine Qua Non Patine Sta. Rita Hills Estate Grenache 2011

Ratings on Delectable

Sasha Verhage Delectable Pro

Winemaker/Owner Eno Wines

Restrained. Dark cherries.

Restrained. Dark cherries.

9.7

Michael Park

A completely underrated vintage. After an hour this thing was singing

A completely underrated vintage. After an hour this thing was singing

9.4

Alessandro Dalle Carbonare

Oh yesssss

Oh yesssss

9.9

John Van Trijp

Crazy SQN Night @ Bottles

Crazy SQN Night @ Bottles

9.7

Roman Sukley

2011 Sine Qua Non Estate Grenache “Patine” from Manfred’s Eleven Confessions Vineyard. Opened this in Lexington a couple of weekends ago after about a four hour decant. Poured into a really bad wine glass in a really great hotel. Why does that always seem to be the case? Seems to be the case even in some 5 star restaurants. No? But I digress. (Apparently, I need to start traveling with my Zalto). Perfumed notes of white flowers and fresh berries. On the palate, mocha, plums and dark berry fruit turned up to 11. Notes of fresh cut herbs, spice rack and white pepper. Typical SQN endless finish. Exquisite acidity. Beautifully layered and wonderfully concentrated. This wine has an elegant, femininity about it. I’ve always sort of thought of SQN Grenache as feminine in character, I guess as opposed to Manfred’s rather muscle-bound Syrah. Although more than enjoyable now, I’ve gotta believe that it will only get better with some cellar time.

2011 Sine Qua Non Estate Grenache “Patine” from Manfred’s Eleven Confessions Vineyard. Opened this in Lexington a couple of weekends ago after about a four hour decant. Poured into a really bad wine glass in a really great hotel. Why does that always seem to be the case? Seems to be the case even in some 5 star restaurants. No? But I digress. (Apparently, I need to start traveling with my Zalto). Perfumed notes of white flowers and fresh berries. On the palate, mocha, plums and dark berry fruit turned up to 11. Notes of fresh cut herbs, spice rack and white pepper. Typical SQN endless finish. Exquisite acidity. Beautifully layered and wonderfully concentrated. This wine has an elegant, femininity about it. I’ve always sort of thought of SQN Grenache as feminine in character, I guess as opposed to Manfred’s rather muscle-bound Syrah. Although more than enjoyable now, I’ve gotta believe that it will only get better with some cellar time.

9.7

Michael Mugmon

Never tried this before. Big Central Coast Rhone.

Never tried this before. Big Central Coast Rhone.

9.0

Jim McCusker

Too young - needs another several years - but it is going to be even more awesome than it is now. Way to go, Manfred...

Too young - needs another several years - but it is going to be even more awesome than it is now. Way to go, Manfred...

9.4

Rafael Villagomez

It still in the womb

It still in the womb

9.5

William Murray

Actually was the SQN patine Syrah but that wasn't an available option. I liked this more than the too big dark blossom, will be interesting to come back in a number of years for the others

Actually was the SQN patine Syrah but that wasn't an available option. I liked this more than the too big dark blossom, will be interesting to come back in a number of years for the others

9.2

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