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2019 Sine Qua Non Distenta I Syrah

ITEM 8393585 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit; Purchased direct from winery

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
6 $340
Item Sold Amount Date
I8433675 3 $325 Sep 11, 2022
I8379788 1 $340 Aug 14, 2022
I8381914 3 $340 Aug 14, 2022
I8353486 1 $340 Jul 31, 2022
I8313118 2 $360 Jul 10, 2022
I8288085 1 $360 Jun 26, 2022
I8286879 1 $360 Jun 26, 2022
I8275879 1 $340 Jun 19, 2022
I8270395 2 $360 Jun 12, 2022
I8249578 2 $360 Jun 5, 2022
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98+ The Wine Advocate

...core of cassis and accents of sage, lavender, tar and coffee beans...full-bodied palate...fine, grainy texture, fresh acidity and a long, floral finish.

98Vinous / IWC

...gorgeous. Dark, seamless and layered...boasts phenomenal balance and intensity. Plush black fruit, plum, licorice, chocolate and incense... There's real depth and texture here.

98-100Jeb Dunnuck

...full-bodied, seductive, incredibly sexy wine that’s just about overflowing with fruit, its deep purple color is followed by beautiful cassis and darker berry fruits as well as notes of smoke game, pepper, and spring flowers. The tannins are polished, and it has a great mid-palate as well as one heck of a great finish...


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.


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.


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.