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2005 Sine Qua Non The Petition

ITEM 8228494 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from winery

Bidder Amount Total
lucho $255 $255
darie $245 $0
Item Sold Amount Date
I8228494 1 $255 May 22, 2022
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95Robert M. Parker Jr.

Litchi nut, buttered tropical fruits, flower, and subtle wood notes soar from the glass. Rich, dry, full-bodied flavors coat the palate, but supporting underlying acidity provides superb definition to the wine’s mass and intensity.

93Vinous / IWC

Lush and honeyed nose offers ripe peach, nectarine and apricot, with lively cinnamon and mace adding complexity.

91Wine Spectator


Sine Qua Non

Founded in 1994 by Manfred and Elaine Krankl in Ventura, on California's Central Coast, the winery is the epitome of an artisanal, cult winery. The husband-and-wife team makes mostly Rhone-style reds and whites in very limited quantities using such grapes as Syrah, Grenache, Pinot Noir, Roussanne, and Viognier. The couple pays meticulous attention to their winemaking and uses little or no fining or filtration. Robert M. Parker Jr. has called Sine Qua Non "one of the world's most creative wineries" and one that "is turning out world-class wines of extraordinary complexity and individuality. The Krankl husband-and-wife team remains wholly dedicated to the pursuit of perfection." Sine Qua Non is also unusual in that the Krankls like to give wild, sometimes outlandish names to their wines, and they often change wine names with each vintage. They have christened their wines with such names as "The Hussy" and "In Flagrante," and the labels generally are as distinctive as the wines.