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1999 Sine Qua Non Pinot Noir The Ox Shea Vineyard

abv 14.0%
  • 89 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir

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SKU: 80714-1999

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 89

    ($59; 14% alcohol) Medium red. Aromas of red fruits, bonfire, black cardamom, clove and smoky oak. Silky, lush and moderately sweet, with a distinct minerality firming the red fruit flavors and giving the wine a tangy quality. Finishes with substantial dusty, fine tannins and late notes of cola, clove and smoky oak.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: March/April 2002
  • Self | Rating: 94

    A very balanced wine. Hints of licorice and spice on the nose. Good balance between a subtle cherry flavor, mushroom, and spice. Excellent acidity leading to a nice finish. An excellent pinot if the price is right.
    Author: Mallon Matthew
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Moderate plus tannins with good slightly high acidity. Violets, red fruits, and licorice on the nose ? a Cote de Nuits style Pinot. Slightly short finish. Great deep dark color. There is plenty of oak in this wine but with time I believe it will become well integrated. The wine clearly hails from Oregon.
    Drink Dates: 2006-2012
    Author: Daniel B
  • Self | Rating:

    Original Note - 14% alc
    Author: Lulu SF
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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Oregon has seen a huge boom in wine production in recent decades, as has the entire Pacific Northwest region. Once known for small wineries nestled amongst farmland, the Oregon wine industry has been the recipient of a huge capital influx, which has opened up new vine-growing territory and built numerous large-production brands. Although best known for Pinot Noir from the Willamette Valley, which sits at the same latitude as Burgundy, the state continues to build a reputation for Rhône and white varieties as well. 

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 244 bottles owned
  • 79 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 79 collectors)