2004 Sine Qua Non - Syrah Ode To E 750ml

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2004 Sine Qua Non - Syrah Ode To E
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(includes 4% grenache and 2% viognier; scheduled to be released in November of 2008) Opaque purple. Explosively perfumed northern Rhone-like bouquet of kirsch, blackberry, violet, olive tapenade and minerals. Energetic dark fruit flavors expand and deepen with air but retain vivacity. Picks up deeper mocha and black cardamom qualities on the impressively long, juicy finish. This one just won't quit.

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 135

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Score: 96
Author: rcl
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 11/02/2014

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Manfred Krankl, an Austrian immigrant and Los Angeles restaurateur turned winemaker, is a reclusive and maniacally hard-working proprietor. His back-alley Ventura winery, dubbed the "garage d'or," has been described as "a junkyard (or the first or second level of hell)" and compared to a set from the movie "Mad Max" by Robert Parker. A true believer in radical viticulture, Krankl has worked with excessively low yields and maintains his winery and vineyards with meticulous attention to detail.

Since the debut "Queen of Spades" in 1994, original artwork and increasingly creative wordplay has adorned the label of each SQN wine. The wine itself has become a benchmark for Rhone varieties not just in California, but in the world. With 100-point scores in double digits, Robert Parker raves, "...the Grenache is the finest in the New World, the Syrah begs to be compared with the greatest of France, California, and Australia, and the white wine blends assembled by Manfred Krankl are as sumptuous and complex as the world's finest Chardonnays..." For all collectors, and particularly those that love Rhone-styled wines, SQN truly is something indispensable.

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