2010 Sine Qua Non "The Monkey" White Rhône Blend

SKU #1116580 94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Bright gold. Deeply pitched aromas of pit fruit nectar, orange marmalade and coconut, with a smoky topnote. Lush and expansive, offering palate-staining peach, melon and honey flavors and a late jolt of spiciness that adds lift. Shows a wild blend of richness and energy that will allow it to work with a wide range of foods. A weighty yet lively white blend with impressive finishing energy and refreshing bitterness. (JR)  (11/2012)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2010 White Wine The Monkey captures a nice stylistic middle ground between the richer, creamier style typical of the Sine Qua Non whites and the brighter minerality of years like 2011. Tangerine, mint, honeysuckle, truffles and honey wrap around the expansive, creamy finish. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2020. (AG)  (8/2012)

K&L Notes

58% Roussanne, 23% Viognier and 19% Chardonnay.

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