2014 Sine Qua Non Lightmotif - USA, California (11/28/2016)
Opened by Allred. 46% Roussanne, 22% Chardonnay, 13% Petite Manseng, 11% Viognier, 8% Marsanne. Wonderful vintage of SQN's white wine and showing very well at such a young age. Not decanted. Medium yellow color. An herbal nose with a hint of vanilla. Waxy texture. On the palate, this showed notes of sunflower seeds, a creamy spiceiness and lemon pledge. Well balanced. This was the 2nd best SQN dry white which I have had, I liked this better than the 2001 Albino, 2004 Rejuvenators, 2010 The Monkey, 2011 The Moment and 2013 Resiste. It was on par with or maybe slightly behind the 2012 In The Abstract in my opinion. 94 points.