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Sine Qua Non Raven Syrah 2006

Your Price: $395.00

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Producer: Sine Qua Non
Optimum drinking: 2017-2024
Rating: 96 - Robert Parker
Grape varieties: Syrah 93%, Grenache 5%, Viognier 2%
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.

”The 2006 Raven Series Syrah, a blend of 93% Syrah, 5% Grenache, and 2% Viognier that spends just under two years in French oak. Offering a dense purple color, gorgeous fruit, and a sweet perfume of graphite, blackberries, blueberries, charcoal, licorice, tar, and new oak, it is a dense, full-bodied, well-endowed, beautifully layered, pure Syrah....

”Passing through what looks like a junkyard (or the first or second level of hell) to get to the warehouse of both bodily and spiritual pleasures called Sine Qua Non, is a hoot and a howl, but well worth it if you can somehow wrangle an appointment with the reclusive proprietor, Manfred Krankl. Tasting here is one of the highlights of my year, and all my expectations were satisfied if not eclipsed by what Krankl has made in 2007 and 2006.” Robert Parker

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

Sine Qua Non Raven Syrah 2006