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2009 Sine Qua Non Turn The Whole Thing Upside Down

ITEM 8554894 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
2 $230
Item Sold Amount Date
I8644523 1 $210 Jan 15, 2023
I8590468 1 $220 Dec 18, 2022
I8501057 1 $245 Oct 30, 2022
I8483107 1 $215 Oct 16, 2022
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96The Wine Advocate

Tar, anise and graphite meld together on the rich, dramatic finish. This is a striking wine endowed with tons of pure textural dimension.

96Vinous / IWC

...layers of dark red fruit as it sweeps across the palate. There is an inner sweetness and sheer depth that make the 2009 compelling... Tar, licorice and graphite meld together on the rich, dramatic finish.

17Jancis Robinson

Intensely fragrant with sweet black and red cherries. Finest of tannins and relatively structured and upright.


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.


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.


2009 Sine Qua Non Turn The Whole Thing Upside Down

84% Grenache, 11% Syrah, 5% Mourvedre