ITEM 71882

2011 Sine Qua Non The Moment Proprietary White Santa Barbara County

$224.98

In stock

1

Wine Rating:

95WA 93ST

Bottle Size

750ml

Vintage

2011

Country/State

california

Wine Region

santa barbara

Variety

other white

Wine Producer

sine qua non

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 95 points

Starting off the tasting and a prodigious, unctuous white, the 2011 The Moment checks in as a blend of 57% Roussanne, 19% Petit Manseng, 17% Chardonnay and 7% Viognier that spent 16 months in a combination of concrete, new and used barrels, and stainless steel. Offering up notions of marzipan, citrus oil flowers, marmalade and spiced apricots, it flows onto the palate with full-bodied richness and depth that-s balanced by beautiful underlying freshness and clarity. While I would lean towards drinking bottles over the coming 2-3 years, these can absolutely age, and have upwards of 10-15+ years of longevity. Drink now-2017+.

Review Date: 8/1/13

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: 93 points

(57% roussanne, 19% petit manseng, 17% chardonnay and 7% viognier): Bright yellow-gold. Ripe pear, creme brulee and candied ginger on the powerfully scented nose, with notes of anise and smoky lees adding complexity. Pliant but focused candied citrus and orchard fruit flavors gain weight with air, picking up a dried fig nuance. The pear and smoke notes carry through a smooth, palate-staining and strikingly long finish that shows surprising vivacity. This wine was raised in a combination of concrete eggs, new French oak, used barrels and stainless steel tanks.

Review Date: 11/1/13