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2018 Sine Qua Non Aperta

ITEM 8240866 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from winery

Bidder Amount Total
THE G $300 $300
anddu3 $290 $0
Item Sold Amount Date
I8240355 1 $320 May 29, 2022
I8240355 2 $310 May 29, 2022
I8240866 1 $300 May 29, 2022
I8240867 1 $290 May 29, 2022
I8204140 2 $290 May 1, 2022
I8195300 2 $290 Apr 24, 2022
I8185210 1 $290 Apr 17, 2022
I8169632 1 $290 Apr 10, 2022
I8140687 1 $300 Mar 20, 2022
I8140687 1 $290 Mar 20, 2022
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100The Wine Advocate

... “I held this white back longer in barrel,” Manfred said. “The more I saw it in barrel on the lees, the better I liked it.” ...honeycomb, toasted almonds, orange blossoms, musk melons and poached pears with surfacing scents of lemongrass and preserved ginger..., full-bodied palate is built with exciting tension, delivering a satiny texture... ...astonishingly complex dry white, which I anticipate will age gracefully like an epic white Burgundy...

97Jeb Dunnuck

...incredibly exotic (it reminds me of the La Dorian Condrieu from Guigal) with notes of tangerine, flower oil, apricots, and toasty nuances. With good acidity, full-bodied richness, and just flat-out gorgeous purity as well as balance, this singular white will benefit from just a year in bottle...


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.