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Cult California

It is nearly impossible to know who coined the term “Cult Wine” nor when it was coined. The precise definition of the term has been debated for years. That debate seems to be an established pastime among wine writers, in wine publications, on blogs, at online wine forums, and among enthusiasts. What can be said with assurance is that “Cult Wines” exist, they are among us and they are coveted. We decided it was time to create our own WineBid Cult California category, and we found that Cult Wines all seem to have the following qualitites.

1. Current and past vintages all sell for prices higher than the winery release price
2. They are wines that have regularly received very high ratings and glowing reviews from wine critics
3. The wines are sold almost exclusively from the wineries directly to consumers.
4. There is almost always a waiting list to be able to obtain an allocation of the wine.

Enjoy the following Cult Wines available in this week's auction below.

2019 Sine Qua Non

2-bottle Horizontal, Wood Case, 1.5ltr

2018 Sine Qua Non Aperta

WA  100   
JD  97   
4 available
Bid *

2005 Sine Qua Non Atlantis Fe2O3 Grenache

375ml

RP  98   
VN  94-97   
WS  90   

2005 Sine Qua Non Atlantis Fe2O3 Grenache

Light label condition issue

RP  98   
VN  94-97   
WS  90   

2005 Sine Qua Non Atlantis Fe2O3 Syrah

Signs of past seepage

RP  100   
VN  94   
WS  92   

2005 Sine Qua Non Atlantis Grenache/Syrah

2-bottle Horizontal, Wood Case, 1.5ltr

See item details for bottle notes

2003 Sine Qua Non Boots, Pasties, Scanty Panties & A Ten Gallon Hat

2-bottle Lot, Wood Case, 375ml

ST  98   
RP  96   

2014 Sine Qua Non Capo Dei Putti Syrah & Testa Dei Cherubini Grenache

6-bottle Horizontal, Wood Case

2 available
Bid *

2016 Sine Qua Non Code Red (Ratsel 16 Syrah and Dirt Vernacular Grenache)

2-bottle Horizontal, Wood Case, 1.5ltr

2011 Sine Qua Non Dark Blossom Grenache

WA  97   
VN  97   
6 available
Bid *

2011 Sine Qua Non Dark Blossom Syrah

WA  99   
VN  96   
5 available
Bid *

2011 Sine Qua Non Dark Blossom Syrah

1.5ltr

WA  99   
VN  96   

2016 Sine Qua Non Deux Grenouilles

JD  97   
WA  94   
VN  94   
5 available
Bid *

2016 Sine Qua Non Dirt Vernacular Grenache

JD  100   
WA  98+    
VN  98   
6 available
Bid *

2016 Sine Qua Non Dirt Vernacular Grenache

JD  100   
WA  98+    
VN  98   

2016 Sine Qua Non Dirt Vernacular Grenache

JD  100   
WA  98+    
VN  98   

2019 Sine Qua Non Distenta I Grenache

WA  99   
JD  99   
VN  96-98   
12 available
Bid *

2019 Sine Qua Non Distenta I Grenache

WA  99   
JD  99   
VN  96-98   
5 available
Bid *

2019 Sine Qua Non Distenta I Grenache

WA  99   
JD  99   
VN  96-98   
5 available
Bid *

2019 Sine Qua Non Distenta I Grenache

WA  99   
JD  99   
VN  96-98   
3 available
Bid *

2019 Sine Qua Non Distenta I Grenache

Capsule condition issue

WA  99   
JD  99   
VN  96-98   
2 available
Bid *

2019 Sine Qua Non Distenta I Grenache

WA  99   
JD  99   
VN  96-98   
2 available
Bid *

2019 Sine Qua Non Distenta I Grenache

WA  99   
JD  99   
VN  96-98   
2 available
Bid *

2019 Sine Qua Non Distenta I Grenache

WA  99   
JD  99   
VN  96-98   
2 available
Bid *

2019 Sine Qua Non Distenta I Grenache

WA  99   
JD  99   
VN  96-98   
2 available
Bid *