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2000 Sine Qua Non Boot


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SKU: 59147-2000-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    ($65) Slightly reduced but flamboyant aromas of smoke, gunpowder, oatmeal, spices and dried fruits. Then very rich but uncompromisingly dry, with terrific fruit intensity and brisk but harmonious acidity. Very dense yet light on its feet; hides its alcohol but not its power. Mounting yellow fruit flavors really stain the palate on the back end. Has length and flavor authority rare for California white wine.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: November/December 2002
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Krankl?s white wines need time in the bottle and this wine is no exception. At present the wine is a dark rich golden colored wine with a few extremely thick slow moving legs. Honey, almonds, gun flint, lemon peel, and acacia in the nose. Slightly acidic on the palate with distinct flavors of oak, honey, and white flowers. Drink Winter 2003 to 2009 (Krankl?s whites can age ? the 1995 Omadhoun and Poltroon is still drinking beautifully).
    Drink Dates: 2003-2009
    Author: Daniel B
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.

See other similar producers:Turley Wine Cellars,Amuse Bouche,Brewer-Clifton

California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 307 bottles owned
  • 76 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 76 collectors)