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2001 Sine Qua Non Chardonnay Mr K The Noble Man

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SAN LUIS OBISPO
  • 97 WA
  • Variety
    Chardonnay

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SKU: 137015-2001-375

This item is available by the case only

Total:
$129.95

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 97

    While richer, sweeter, and more unctuous than the Iceman, 2001 Mr. K The Nobleman (Chardonnay), a Trockenbeerenauslese look-alike, possesses nervy, vibrant acidity that is hard to imagine in a wine of this mass and richness. The residual sugar is 255 grams per liter, with an amazing 11.1 grams per liter of acidity, and 11.7% finished alcohol.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: rcl
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Author: Ronn L
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

  • 337 bottles owned
  • 72 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 95
    (Out of 72 collectors)