Sine Qua Non

Sine Qua Non Entre Chien et Loup 2015


Producer, Sine Qua Non

Region, USA\California\Central Coast


Varieties, White

Closure, Cork

Character, Tropical and Balanced

Food pairing, Root Vegetables and Squashes


  • Chardonnay
  • Petit Manseng
  • Viognier

Sine Qua Non Entre Chien et Loup 2015 (For local pickup one day in advance!)

This biodynamic white blend from SINE QUA NON, "Entre Chien et Loup," offers a complex flavor profile with notes of white peach, citrus, and a hint of floral undertones. This versatile wine is perfect for pairing with a wide range of dishes, from seafood to poultry.

Robert Parker (Wine Advocate)

- The 2015 Entre Chien et Loup is a blend of 44% Chardonnay, 40% Roussanne, 8% Petit Manseng and 8% Viognier coming 44% from Bien Nacido Vineyard, 30% from the Cumulus (Estate) Vineyard and 26% from the Eleven Confessions (Estate) Vineyard. No settling was done to the juices—they were fermented as “dirty” as possible and, as usual, they were not racked. This wine was matured for around 19 months (bottled April 12, 2017), in: 19% concrete eggs, 20% stainless steel, 20% used barrels and 41% new French oak. It opens with a positively electric nose of ripe apricots, pink grapefruit and green mango with notions of candied ginger, honeycomb, allspice and baking bread. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has a wonderfully satiny texture and incredible freshness, cutting through the dense tropical and stone fruit layers, finishing with epic length and many layers of savory and spice notions. By the way, I love the name of this wine and just wait until you see the label which, I’m happy to report, has already (somehow) been given the all-clear by the TTB. 811 cases were made. Drinking deliciously right now, it is built like a brick house and should cellar gracefully for 10-12 years+.