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Sine Qua Non, Stockholm Syndrome Grenache 2010

Your Price: $745.00
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Producer: Sine Qua Non
Optimum drinking: 2018-2030
Rating: 100 - Robert Parker
Grape varieties: Grenache 75%, Syrah 22%, Roussanne 2%, Viognier 1%
Winemaker: Manfred Krankl
Appellation: Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California
Bottle report: Excellent condition overall

Sine Qua Non’s winemaker, Manfred Krankl is one of the world’s best winemakers, and his incredibly hard to come by cult wines are made in a nondescript warehouse on ‘The Avenue’ in Ventura, between burrito shacks and motorcycle repair shops. Krankl’s fans include movie stars, iconic directors, famous composers, and each of his wines is given a new name and label in each vintage. This is an extremely rare opportunity to see what all the fuss is about.

"...an incredible effort that I couldn’t find a fault with….it knocks it out of the park with its cassis, licorice, smoked duck, spice-box and exotic herb-styled bouquet. The palate follows suit and while it has the expected depth and richness of the estate, it’s seamless, elegant and lively, with perfect balance, ultra-fine tannin and a finish that just won’t quit. It doesn’t get any better and count yourself lucky if you can latch onto a couple of these. These latest releases from Sine Qua Non and Next of Kyn are at the pinnacle of wine, and it’s simply impossible to taste through these and not be blown away.

”To reiterate, it is a challenge to analyze these wines. I know they are distinctive, and I think I am beginning to understand why they are so much greater than just about every other Syrah or Grenache-based wine in California. In short, it is talent and incredibly meticulous hard work. No one works as hard or is as maniacal about a vineyard’s viticulture and winemaking as Manfred Krankl. Take that, add in exceptional talent, humility, top-notch vineyards, and I believe I understand the fundamentals of why these wines are so special.”
Robert Parker

Please note: bottle shown is for illustrative purposes only (not actual bottle for sale).

Sine Qua Non, Stockholm Syndrome Grenache 2010