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July 31, 2023

SQN whites

Dinner at Neighborhood.

1997 Sine Qua Non Twisted and Bent - 60% roussanne and 40% chardonnay. From the same lot as this bottle nearly 2 years ago. Nose was very, very oxidized, with tons of sugarcane, Chinese licorice, soooo sweet on the nose, and clearly metallic notes. Reacted badly with the anchovies in the food to enhance the metallic flavors. Lots of honey and vanilla throughout, and clearly improves with more aeration.

2000 Sine Qua Non The Hussy - 100% roussanne. The nose was much bigger with lots of flint and minerals, but otherwise similar to Twisted and Bent. This was also showing some metallic notes, along with vanilla and Chinese licorice.

2000 Sine Qua Non The Filly - 100% grenache. Vinified dry with no residual sugar. Nice length and good depth on the palate. Lots of red currants with slightly savory and mineral notes.

2003 Sine Qua Non Sublime Isolation - 44% chardonnay, 37% roussanne, 19% viognier. Served around 2 hours after opening. Nose had a good amount of toast, with flinty notes, and I could smell a higher level of acidity. Definitely fresher and more lively.

Full post on dinner is here.

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