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2012 Sine Qua Non Stein Grenache

ITEM 8474080 - Removed from a subterranean, temperature and humidity controlled residential cellar; Purchased direct from winery; Consignor is original owner

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Fushun H… $210 $210
Item Sold Amount Date
I8554743 1 $220 Dec 4, 2022
I8545878 1 $265 Nov 23, 2022
I8542136 1 $205 Nov 20, 2022
I8534404 1 $220 Nov 20, 2022
I8482102 2 $220 Oct 16, 2022
I8474080 1 $210 Oct 9, 2022
I8453119 2 $210 Sep 25, 2022
I8387388 2 $230 Aug 14, 2022
I8387086 1 $230 Aug 14, 2022
I8273131 1 $240 Jun 19, 2022
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96-99The Wine Advocate

...offers awesome purity and freshness in its black raspberry, cassis, ground herbs, white pepper and licorice-driven bouquet. The palate follows suite and is full-bodied, deeply concentrated and layered...

95-97Vinous / IWC

Dark red cherries, plums, spices and leather wrap around the palate. Vivid, sensual and layered to the core, impresses for its textural depth and finessed, silky tannins. This is a fabulous showing, not to mention a wine of exceptional...


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, Grenache

One of the most popular red varieties planted, it ripens late and prefers hot dry climates. It probably originated in Spain, where it is still widely grown. Grenache is best known for its use in Southern Rhone wines, including those of Chateauneuf-du-Pape.