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2016 Sine Qua Non Deux Grenouilles

Light label condition issue

ITEM 8302484 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit; Purchased direct from winery

Bidder Amount Total
$190
Item Sold Amount Date
I8354476 1 $190 Jul 31, 2022
I8314962 1 $190 Jul 10, 2022
I8290845 1 $190 Jun 26, 2022
I8269542 1 $190 Jun 12, 2022
I8260389 1 $190 Jun 5, 2022
I8156222 1 $190 Mar 27, 2022
I8140448 1 $190 Mar 20, 2022
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RATINGS

97Jeb Dunnuck

This rich, full-bodied, incredibly elegant white offers up a smorgasbord of buttered citrus, orange blossom, flower oil, and honeyed minerality. Despite being a full-bodied, powerful wine, it stays fresh and graceful...

94The Wine Advocate

...bursts with expressive aromas of apricot preserve, yellow plums, dried flowers, orange rind and Acacia honey... ...full-bodied, fat and lavish, with considerable satiny texture, juicy acids and a sapid, even savory finish...

94Vinous / IWC

...gorgeous. Rich and ample on the palate, with tremendous depth... ...Apricot pit, almond, chamomile and dried flowers are woven together in a creamy, expansive white endowed with superb textural voluptuousness...

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.

REGION

United States, California, Central Coast

Central Coast AVA is a huge wine producing area that extends from Santa Barbara County in the south to San Francisco in the north. With more than 100,000 vineyard acres, it includes parts of six counties near the Pacific Ocean. Nearly 20 smaller AVAs lie within the Central Coast AVA. Central Coast earned appellation status in 1985. Included in the appellation are parts of the counties of Contra Costa, Monterey, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz. Nearly every grape varietal grown in California is grown somewhere in the Central Coast AVA, though Chardonnay accounts for nearly 50% of the entire wine grape crop.