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Sine Qua Non Pictures Grenache 2007

Your Price: $285.00

1 bottle available
Producer: Sine Qua Non
Optimum drinking: 2017-2026
Rating: 97 - Robert Parker
Grape varieties: Grenache 87%, Syrah 11.5%, Viognier 1.5%
Winemaker: Manfred Krankl
Appellation: Santa Rita Hills, California
Bottle report: Excellent condition.

Sine Qua Non is pioneering cult Californian estate established by Manfred Krankl, whose incredibly hard to come by wines have a reputation as being works of art both inside and on the outside of the bottles (with his eclectically named and designed labels). In fact, some collectors actually buy these incredibly scarce wines, of which are sometimes just a few barrels are made, for the labels alone.

”A blend of 87% Grenache, 11.5% Syrah, and 1.5% Viognier, this wine has wonderful floral notes intermixed with black raspberries, black cherries, licorice, graphite and some camphor. In the mouth, more white chocolate notes appear, along with meatiness and some silky tannins. Its great purity, density and richness make me think this wine could even improve a few points and flirt with perfection…stunning wine…

"People forget that as famous as Sine Qua Non and both Elaine and Manfred Krankl have become over the last 15 years, their wines really only began to hit full world-class qualitative levels at the turn of the last century (2000). Grenache, as Krankl would be the first to say, is by far the most challenging grape varietal to make majestic wine from, and unequaled in difficulty by any other grape in the world except Nebbiolo. That’s why we see so little of it from great terroirs. High quality Grenache exists in northern Spain, southern France, parts of southern Italy and Sardinia, and in southern Australia, but rarely in California. This makes Krankl’s achievement all the more remarkable.” Robert Parker

Please note: bottle shown is for illustrative purposes only (not actual bottle for sale).
Sine Qua Non Pictures Grenache 2007