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2014 Sine Qua Non Lightmotif

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SANTA BARBARA
abv 15.4%
  • 97 WA
  • 90 WS
  • Variety
    Proprietary Blend

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SKU: 454041-2014-750

This item is available by the case only

Total:
$159.00

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

    Offers a bold, smoky note of bacon fat up front, with toasted cumin aromas. Rich and creamy in texture, but the pear, spice and lemon zest flavors are subtle compared to the bold, toasty overlay, which lingers on the finish. Roussanne, Chardonnay, Petit Manseng, Viognier and Marsanne. Drink now. 798 cases made.
    Author: MaryAnn Worobiec
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 97

    Starting with the whites and a rich, thrillingly concentrated and unctuous wine from Manfred, the 2014 White Wine Lightmotif is made from 47% Roussanne, 21% Chardonnay, 14% Petite Manseng, 11% Viognier and 7% Marsanne that spent 19 months in a combination of concrete eggs, new French oak, neutral barrels and a tiny portion in stainless steel. Coming from close to equal parts Eleven Confessions, Cumulus and Bien Nacido vineyards, this beauty sports a medium gold color to go with a rich, layered profile that carries tons of ripe peach, honeycomb, pineapple, flowers and citrus. Pure, elegant and silky on the palate, with full-bodied richness, it never puts a foot wrong, is ethereally textured and has a great finish. Drink it anytime over the coming decade.
    Author: Jeb Dunnuck
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  • 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

    • 393 bottles owned
    • 74 collectors