Sine Qua Non

Piranha Waterdance Syrah

9.670 ratings
9.611 pro ratings
California, USA
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Ki Punwar

Owner, California Wine Republic

9.6

Plush, lush and pure. Very approachable and drinkable now. Notes of Iron and blackberries, pine needles. Tannins on the finish but surprisingly open.

Plush, lush and pure. Very approachable and drinkable now. Notes of Iron and blackberries, pine needles. Tannins on the finish but surprisingly open.

Jan 24th, 2021
Gilbert Van Hassel

Just stunning.

Just stunning.

Jun 3rd, 2019
Shay A
9.7

One of the most open knit SQN Syrahs I’ve ever had. I got to this after it had been opened maybe 30mins and it was singing! A wine that envelops all the senses. Smoked brisket, teriyaki sauce, iron, stemmy blackberry aromatics. A plush and iron fist in a velvet glove on the palate. Glycerin like texture. Ripe blackberries and rhubarb pie in the middle with a savory, smoky finish that lasts forever. Incredible! Thank you @Keith Fisher

One of the most open knit SQN Syrahs I’ve ever had. I got to this after it had been opened maybe 30mins and it was singing! A wine that envelops all the senses. Smoked brisket, teriyaki sauce, iron, stemmy blackberry aromatics. A plush and iron fist in a velvet glove on the palate. Glycerin like texture. Ripe blackberries and rhubarb pie in the middle with a savory, smoky finish that lasts forever. Incredible! Thank you @Keith Fisher

Mar 31st, 2019
Martin G Rivard

Enjoyed this 100 point beauty that I acquired from @David L . thanks bud!
Dinner with Christine, my Dad and his wife Joan is alwsays a great time to uncork one of these beauties. Stunning nose, elegance and finesse on the palate even if a huge monster. Godzilla in a pair of tights perfectly performing Swan Lake! Lush dark fruit, licorice (which I love) and an epic long finish. Truly spectacular! Everything one would expect from a badass SQN

Enjoyed this 100 point beauty that I acquired from @David L . thanks bud!
Dinner with Christine, my Dad and his wife Joan is alwsays a great time to uncork one of these beauties. Stunning nose, elegance and finesse on the palate even if a huge monster. Godzilla in a pair of tights perfectly performing Swan Lake! Lush dark fruit, licorice (which I love) and an epic long finish. Truly spectacular! Everything one would expect from a badass SQN

Dec 16th, 2017
David L

14' Sine Qua Non Piranha Waterdance Syrah. Much better the second day. Hold

14' Sine Qua Non Piranha Waterdance Syrah. Much better the second day. Hold

1 person found it helpfulMay 24th, 2017
Steven Gullo

Everything you'd expect. Dense, dark, smoky mesquite.

Everything you'd expect. Dense, dark, smoky mesquite.

Apr 19th, 2017
Martin G Rivard

Wow., this thing is a Rockstar!!
All smiles as my bud Mike
@Mike R would say and this truly deserves the "Badass in a Glass" rating!!
👍👌⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️👌👍

Wow., this thing is a Rockstar!!
All smiles as my bud Mike
@Mike R would say and this truly deserves the "Badass in a Glass" rating!!
👍👌⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️👌👍

Apr 17th, 2017
Brenda Terzich-Garland

A Syrah this Saturday night with NY strip. Color - dark rich garnet. Nose - scents of stewed meat and dark cherry aromas jump from the glass followed by herbal tea mint and smoked bacon notes with hints of chocolate licorice and white pepper. Taste - structured nicely with a creamy feel. Layers of the wine are flavors of dark cherry with a tang and notes of dark chocolate, currants, smoked cedar and tar with a nice long finish. Yummy! Pairs awesome with 5 year aged white cheddar cheese. A must try!!

A Syrah this Saturday night with NY strip. Color - dark rich garnet. Nose - scents of stewed meat and dark cherry aromas jump from the glass followed by herbal tea mint and smoked bacon notes with hints of chocolate licorice and white pepper. Taste - structured nicely with a creamy feel. Layers of the wine are flavors of dark cherry with a tang and notes of dark chocolate, currants, smoked cedar and tar with a nice long finish. Yummy! Pairs awesome with 5 year aged white cheddar cheese. A must try!!

Apr 10th, 2022
Tom Garland

1.5 hour decant(lots of fine/cloudy sediment). A stupendous inky garnet color. On the nose: dark cherry, stewed meat, herbal mint, smoked bacon, chocolate licorice. Taste: kaboom! A soft, smooth, layered, mouth coating wine with black cherry/plum, iron, dark chocolate, smoked cedar, black pepper, and a oaky currant long finish. Double YUM!

1.5 hour decant(lots of fine/cloudy sediment). A stupendous inky garnet color. On the nose: dark cherry, stewed meat, herbal mint, smoked bacon, chocolate licorice. Taste: kaboom! A soft, smooth, layered, mouth coating wine with black cherry/plum, iron, dark chocolate, smoked cedar, black pepper, and a oaky currant long finish. Double YUM!

Apr 9th, 2022
Joseph Barsky

2014 Vintage. Consistent with prior notes.

2014 Vintage. Consistent with prior notes.

Dec 22nd, 2020