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2019 Sine Qua Non Distenta I White

ITEM 8579530 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from winery

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
andch5 1 $230 $230
2 $230
Item Sold Amount Date
I8632772 1 $230 Jan 8, 2023
I8635717 1 $230 Jan 8, 2023
I8622356 2 $230 Jan 1, 2023
I8609030 3 $230 Dec 25, 2022
I8605983 1 $230 Dec 25, 2022
I8579530 1 $230 Dec 11, 2022
I8552490 2 $230 Nov 27, 2022
I8550126 1 $230 Nov 27, 2022
I8541503 1 $230 Nov 20, 2022
I8529245 2 $230 Nov 13, 2022
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RATINGS

100Jeb Dunnuck

It offers a heavenly bouquet of caramelized oranges, toasted bread, honeyed citrus, and almond paste. This carries to a full-bodied, deep, concentrated white with incredible intensity and depth, yet it’s never heavy or overbearing and is flawlessly balanced.

99The Wine Advocate

...offers high intensity aromatics, with layers of peach, kiwi, candle smoke, petrol and green herbs. The full-bodied palate is concentrated, savory and layered, with loads of alluring, spicy accents.

94Vinous / IWC

...rich, potent, savory white. Dried pear, almond, dried flowers and chamomile give the 2019 its very distinctive, savory personality...terrific freshness and plenty of complexity. There is an airy feeling to the finish that is quite attractive.

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.