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1994 Sine Qua Non Syrah Queen of Spades

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SANTA BARBARA

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SKU: 59146-1994-750

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$1,095.00

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  • Rating: 92

    Dark enough to remind you of a barrel sample, and while you might expect it to be tannic, it's not. It is delicious, though, with tiers of ripe black cherry, currant, anise and spice. Finishes with a complex smoky edge. Drinkable now, but worthy of cellaring short-term. Debut release for this winery. 100 percent Syrah. 100 cases made.
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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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    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 27 bottles owned
    • 18 collectors