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2002 Sine Qua Non Pinot Noir Hollerin' M Shea Vineyard

abv 15.4%
  • 96 WA
  • 90 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir

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SKU: 74781-2002-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

    ($140; 15.4% alcohol) Full red. Flamboyant aromas of tangy raspberry and exotic oak spices. Densely packed, suave and sweet, with red berry, underbrush and exotic spicy oak notes accented by a floral tea quality. The bright, energetic raspberry and strawberry fruit carries to a sappy, juicy finish that emphasizes the oak spice. Perhaps more Sine Qua Non than pinot noir-or Oregon , for that matter-but undeniably delicious and seductive.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: May/June 2005
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

    The 2002 Hollerin' M Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir (704 cases) is absolutely mind-blowing Pinot, one of the most compelling examples I have ever tasted from Oregon. Deep plum/ruby/purple to the rim, with a glorious perfume of forest floor intermixed with acacia flowers, sweet cherries and plums, as well as hints of pomegranate and blackberries, it cuts a broad swath across the palate. The texture inundates the palate, and it finishes with tremendous voluptuousness and purity. A great hedonistic treat for all the senses, it will provide immense pleasure over the next decade.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: Ronn L
  • Self | Rating: 98

    Balanced mature red fruit. Outstanding alone and even better with food.
    Author: Mike N296
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Blood red colored wine with thick legs showing trace amounts of pigmentation. A strong, complex nose of toasty oak, some chocolate, cocoa powder, blood, plum, sandalwood, and cherry with a bit of violet and leather ? quixotically it reminds me of a very ripe vintage Vosne Roman?e. Low acid and tannins combine to make a very plush and velvety mouthful of wine. Some heat intrudes on the finish. A bit of time in the bottle has really tamed what was a very big perhaps too big Pinot Noir at release. Now the wine retains its sizable girth but it has come in to balance. I continue to mourn the fact that the Krankls have stopped making a Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir. Their 2003 |Omega| will be their last.
    Drink Dates: 2007-2010
    Author: Daniel B
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Dark cherry fruit on the nose. It opens up after an hour of air and shows dark fruit and earth tones on the palate. I recall this wine drinking better younger. Drink now.
    Drink Dates: 2005-2012
    Author: Conrad K
  • Self | Rating:

    Original Note - 15.4% alc
    Author: Lulu SF
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Wow. This pinot needed plenty of time. Decanted for 2 hours, but was actually better 24 hours later. Bold fruit. Not like any previous pinot I've tasted. First taste showed lots of promise, but disappointed after 2 hours of waiting. Until the next day...
    Author: s333
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

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

  • 497 bottles owned
  • 144 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 144 collectors)