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2013 Sine Qua Non Male Syrah

ITEM 8554916 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
2 $215
Item Sold Amount Date
I8590478 2 $205 Dec 18, 2022
I8539874 4 $215 Nov 20, 2022
I8531356 6 $215 Nov 20, 2022
I8530513 1 $215 Nov 13, 2022
I8501175 1 $215 Oct 30, 2022
I8481511 1 $215 Oct 16, 2022
I8476939 1 $215 Oct 9, 2022
I8474067 2 $215 Oct 9, 2022
I8461850 1 $215 Oct 2, 2022
I8431710 2 $225 Sep 11, 2022
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98The Wine Advocate

...elegant, seamless Syrah that exudes class in its creme de cassis, black raspberry, smoked meats, graphite and asphalt-laced bouquet... ...full-bodied, beautifully layered, silky and seamless, with no hard edges...


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.