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2015 Sine Qua Non Le Chemin Vers L'Heresie Grenache

ITEM 8554875 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit

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wssimon1 2 $210 $420
2 $210
Item Sold Amount Date
I8581447 3 $210 Dec 18, 2022
I8554875 2 $210 Dec 4, 2022
I8539857 1 $210 Nov 20, 2022
I8530495 1 $210 Nov 13, 2022
I8514285 1 $210 Nov 6, 2022
I8485065 2 $220 Oct 16, 2022
I8476180 3 $220 Oct 9, 2022
I8374016 5 $230 Aug 7, 2022
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RATINGS

99Jeb Dunnuck

Gorgeous notes of black cherries, framboise, black olives, fennel seed, and peppery herbs. Deep, concentrated, yet also voluptuous and seamless.. another tour de force from this estate which consistently produces one of the greatest Grenaches in the world.

98+ The Wine Advocate

...fragrant nose of violets, kirsch, blueberry compote and dark chocolate with hints of lavender, smoky bacon, Provence herbs and menthol. Full-bodied, rich, concentrated and bold, the wines bursts with energy, superbly framed...

96+ Vinous / IWC

Dark, potent and brooding... hits the palate with serious depth and resonance. This is an especially dark, somber vintage for the Grenache

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.

TYPE

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.