Sine Qua Non, Mr. K Nobleman, Central Coast, California, 2002

Sine Qua Non, Mr. K Nobleman, Central Coast, California, 2002

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Overview of the Wine
Our wines were born of pure passion and a wishful dream – to make something that is so distinctive and so delicious as to make it indispensable to wine lovers the world over. Clearly a rather lofty, even unrealistic notion, but one we decided to pursue anyway. And so, with the 1994 vintage we started Sine Qua Non, made a whopping four and a half barrels of Syrah that we called “Queen of Spades.”

That first wine was a much greater hit than we could have ever imagined and it literally changed our life. What started as a hobby, more or less on a whim, has become not only our full-time occupation, but indeed our life. It is now a part of just about everything we do.

These first four and a half barrels have grown into four different vineyard sites (see our Vineyards section please), a good number of wonderfully dedicated and hardworking employees, a new winery building and a simply amazing number of loyal wine lovers the world over. In fact, there are so very many lovely folks interested in our wines that we don’t have enough to go around and instead had to create something as annoying as a waiting list.

We are humbled by all the positive feedback we continuously receive by people like you as well as critics and journalists from all corners of the earth. We take that as our mandate to forever strive to get better, to never compromise and to stay true to ourselves and by extension to all those who have supported us and believed in us since those first 100+ cases of wine left our cellar…now so many years ago.

Grape / Blend
Chardonnay

Origin
Central Coast, California

Winemaker's Tasting Notes
The color was a goldish orange what seemed like the wine was a lot older than a 2002. In the nose there is plenty of apricots, white fruits such as white peach, pear, and again apricot. In addition to all the fruits in the nose there are also notes of honeysuckle. The body is very thick and syrupy. Lots of white fruits in the palate such as apricot and white peaches. From what we remember last time it seems to taste a little more like a dessert wine than before. Before it was a little thin, now it is thicker and fuller. Absolutely delicious. we have really enjoyed trying out this SQN, one day hopefully we can try out some other wines of theirs!

94 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2002 Mr. K The Noble Man (321 grams per liter of residual sugar and 10.25 grams per liter of acidity) is made from 100% botrytised Chardonnay. Its medium gold color is followed by a wine with honeyed complexity, and huge body, sweetness, and thickness. This effort is never as complex or focused as its siblings, but it is still a phenomenal sweet wine that can stand on its own merits against any great sweet wine made in the world. 

Product size: 750ml

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