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1998 Sine Qua Non - Veiled Pinot Noir - USA - Oregon - Red

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USA - Oregon

Red Pinot Noir
Producer Notes

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... More »

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Drink Dates
Comm: 2006-2011 VF: 2001-2010

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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 95
Author Lulu SF
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.59%
Tasted On 08/01/2011

Original Note - 14% alc

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Author sikora398
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.524%
Tasted On 04/13/2009

Starting it's decline at this point. But, still vibrant enough with good structure. The finish is beginning to fade at this point, however.

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Author Daniel B
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.286%
Tasted On 02/01/2005
Drink Dates 2006-2011

A deep, slightly dusky, ruby red hue. An expansive but still burgeoning nose of walnut, plum, toasty oak, sandalwood, and mint with a touch of iron and blood. Very big on the palate but has the requisite acidity to keep things lively. A very long finish with plenty of fruit and oak churning through to the end. I remain disappointed that the Krankls have decided to end making Oregon Pinot Noir with the 2003 vintage. It is a great loss. Veiled?s quality only adds to my sorrow.

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