2000 Sine Qua Non "The Hussy" California Roussanne (1.5L)

SKU #1002887 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 100% Roussanne that emerged from both the Stolpman and Alban Vineyards, is the 2000 Hussy*. The name says it all, but note the asterisks. Our beloved BATF, which protects Americans from illicit thoughts and evil subliminal messages on wine labels, has refused approval of these names. Its light gold color is accompanied by fabulously decadent levels of fruit, luxurious glycerin, and a dry, full-bodied, amazingly well-delineated finish. This is a sumptuous, dry white that is among the most creative produced in California. One of the world's most creative wineries, Sine Qua Non is turning out world-class wines of extraordinary complexity and individuality. (RP)  (2/2002)

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Slightly hazy pale yellow-gold. Musky, deep aromas of mango, peach and nuts. Rich, broad and nutty, with lovely sweetness and depth, but still a bit wound-up and not at all flamboyant or fruit-driven today. Long, strong, rather powerful wine with good density. This very promising white wine is a bit buttoned-up to be labeled a hussy, but give her time. 91+ (ST)  (5/2003)

91 points Wine Spectator

 Dark yellow, with gobs of rich fruit, toasty oak and complex flavors, with tiers of smoky marshmallow, fig, apricot and honey scents that saturate the palate with penetrating flavors. Roussanne. (JL)  (6/2004)

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