TN: 2005 Sine Qua Non Pinot Noir Over & Out (USA, California)

Been watching and enjoying the Berserkers since it first arose out of the aftermath of, well, you know… Thought I would dip a toe in with a note on one of the best New World wines I’ve had this year.

  • 2005 Sine Qua Non Pinot Noir Over & Out - USA, California (8/22/2009)
    Dark red to rim, great forward nose fills the room with sweet cherries, earth and hints of allspice and pine. Full-bodied, powerful rich ripe layered dark cherry fruit and spice on the palate with great balancing acidity, big but not lumbering or awkward at all, long full finish. Some have compared it to Burgundy but this is a California Pinot all the way. Fabulous, outstanding wine, a great match with grilled salmon. Suspect it will last another decade but doubt my lone remaining bottle will last anywhere near that long.

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Welcome David,
Good way to jump in with a TN on SQN. I had this at a SQN OL earlier this year. I enjoyed it but would never compare this to a Burgundy. Your notes are pretty much what I experienced.

Hey David,

great note on the SQN! Haven’t had this in 2 years, glad to see it is shaping up!

Yup…was last Christmas/NYE time.