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Sine Qua Non, Into the Dark Grenache 2004

Your Price: $475.00

1 bottle available
Producer: Sine Qua Non
Optimum drinking: 2017-2028
Rating: 99 - Robert Parker
Grape varieties: Gremache 84%, Mourvedre 8%, Syrah 7%, Viognier 1%
Winemaker: Manfred Krankl
Appellation: Santa Barbara, Central Coast, 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.

”...incredible bouquet of sweet kirsch, licorice, dried baking spices, graphite and ground pepper, this beauty flows onto the palate with impeccable purity, perfect integration of its fruit, tannin and acidity, and blockbuster length. As is common with this estate’s wine, it’s the purity paired with serious richness that sets it apart. While still youthful and benefiting from a healthy decadence, I think it’s drinking at point and would aim to drink bottles over the coming 4-5 years. It will evolve gracefully for longer, but I see no reason to hold off.”
eRobertParker.com

"...an absolutely brilliant succession of true works of genius." eRobertParker.com

”…no one in Australia, America, South America, or anywhere else in the New World makes a finer, more complex and compelling Grenache than Manfred Krankl...Sine Qua Non has emerged as one of the world’s greatest wineries.” Robert Parker

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

Sine Qua Non, Into the Dark Grenache 2004