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2019 Sine Qua Non Distenta I Syrah

ITEM 8569845 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar

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I8625785 2 $280 Jan 8, 2023
I8597228 1 $280 Dec 25, 2022
I8556066 1 $295 Dec 4, 2022
I8539876 2 $295 Nov 20, 2022
I8526930 6 $295 Nov 13, 2022
I8511364 1 $295 Nov 6, 2022
I8502007 1 $270 Oct 30, 2022
I8498088 3 $295 Oct 30, 2022
I8490989 6 $295 Oct 23, 2022
I8485693 1 $295 Oct 16, 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+ Jeb Dunnuck

...offers awesome, textbook Syrah notes of assorted red and blackberry fruits, bacon fat, smoked meat, and an incredible floral character that develops with time in the glass. Medium to full-bodied on the palate, it's a more elegant, restrained Sine Qua Non revealing flawless balance, beautiful freshness and elegance, silky tannins, and one heck of a 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.