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March 31, 2023

SQN Eleven Confessions Grenache

Dinner at Venedia Grancaffe.

Egly-Ouriet Les Vignes de Vrigny, dégorgée septembre 2021 - nice and floral nose. Good and mature on the palate with good balance.

2007 Sine Qua Non Stripes and Stars - 55% Syrah and 45% Grenache. flinty and metallic, with nice red currants. A little reductive on the nose. Nice on the palate, very smooth and rounded.

2004 Sine Qua Non Ode to E Grenache - 95% Grenache, 5% Syrah. Served around 2½ hours after opening without decanting. Lots of coconut butter, a little metallic, some dried herbs. Really beautiful and still going strong more than 3 hours after opening.

2007 Sine Qua Non Dangerous Birds Grenache - 88% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 2% Viognier. Decanted nearly 1½ hours after opening, and served after an hour in decanter. Nose was more muted and leaner.

2008 Sine Qua Non The Duel Grenache - 80% Grenache, 17% Syrah, 2% Viognier, 1% Roussanne. Very alcoholic. Metallic, lots of exotic spices and dried herbs, and a little sharp around the edges.

2009 Sine Qua Non This is Not an Exit Grenache - 79% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 3% Viognier and 3% Roussanne. Also pretty alcoholic. A little woodsy on the nose.

2010 Sine Qua Non Stockholm Syndrone Grenache - 75% Grenache, 22% Syrah, 2% Roussanne, and 1% Viognier. Served after about 2 hours in the decanter. Drinking very nicely now, very ripe and alcoholic, a little sharp on the nose. Full of ripe, sweet black fruits.

2011 Sine Qua Non Patine Grenache - 78% Grenache, 21% Syrah, and 1% Viognier. More herbs and spices on the nose here.

2001 Mr. K The Noble Man - 100% Chardonnay. Soooo rich and dripping in honey, with very ripe honeydew melon, followed by some marmalade later.

Full post on dinner is here.

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