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1999 Sine Qua Non Syrah The Marauder

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA /

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SKU: 59148-1999-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

    ($75; syrah) Saturated medium ruby. Flamboyant head shop aromas of blueberry, Slim Jim and smoky oak. Dense and sweet, with terrific juicy flavor intensity and grip. Not at all heavy considering its 14.9% alcohol; in fact, this offers a rather sophisticated texture. Finishes ripely tannic and very long.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: November/December 2001
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    The outrageously rich 1999 The Marauder (100% Syrah from the Alban, Stolpman, and Bien Nacido vineyards) is tightly-structured, but crammed with blackberry and cassis fruit infused with subtle notes of camphor and licorice. Full and rich, it is a candidate for 14-18 years of graceful evolution.
    Author: Robert Parker
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    Author: Lulu SF
  • Self | Rating: 93

    great btl of SQN on last night of #summervacation2012 #sadbuthappy
    Author: tiberite
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

  • 253 bottles owned
  • 103 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 103 collectors)