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2014 Sine Qua Non Piranha Waterdance

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ITEM 8228798 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from winery

Bidder Amount Total
$300
Item Sold Amount Date
I8294058 1 $305 Jun 26, 2022
I8293899 1 $305 Jun 26, 2022
I8292751 1 $305 Jun 26, 2022
I8258409 1 $325 Jun 5, 2022
I8169598 1 $300 Apr 10, 2022
I8134049 1 $340 Mar 13, 2022
I8108899 1 $345 Feb 6, 2022
I8065385 3 $325 Jan 16, 2022
I8065385 3 $305 Jan 16, 2022
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RATINGS

100The Wine Advocate

...hits the scent scene with exuberant, pure crème de cassis, blackberry cordial and blueberry coulis notes with hints of espresso, licorice, garrigue and menthol, plus a gorgeous underlying perfume of red roses.

95-97Vinous / IWC

This is an especially nuanced, sculpted Syrah long on class and personality. There is so much to like here.

94Wine Spectator

Rich, ripe and powerfully built, with deep and expressive smoky beef, cracked pepper and currant flavors that charge like a bull toward big but polished tannins.

PRODUCER

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.

TYPE

Red Wine, Syrah (Shiraz)

This grape is grown in milder climates and produces a medium-to full-bodied wine. It is also known as Shiraz, but should not be confused with Petit Sirah, which was developed by crossing Syrah with Peloursin.