2006 Sine Qua Non - The Hoodoo Man 750ml

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IWC 93   Collector 96
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Professional Reviews For This Wine

International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

(39% roussanne, 31% viognier and 30% chardonnay; 16.2% alcohol) Bright gold. Deep, smoky aromas of spicy peach, mango, toasted nuts and pungent herbs. Explodes on the palate, offering deeply concentrated exotic and pit fruit flavors, with a jolt of dusty minerals on the back. A waxy note builds on the finish, which is impressively focused, gripping and dry. No excess fat here. This is the last white wine in which Manfred Krankl will include chardonnay.

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: 141

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Collector Reviews For This Wine

Rating: 98
Author: JMC22
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 05/09/2009
Drink Dates: 2009-2015
Dont know what to say, other than that this has forced me to, once again, reinvent my paradigm (lens) for white wine. Bouquet of stone fruit, grapefruit, and allspice, nutmeg, white pepper. Flawless palate, a balance of baking spices and stone fruit, that led to a 65 second finish... floored...

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Rating: 97
Author: Ronn L
Trust Rating: 90
Tasted On: 04/26/2014
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Rating: 93
Author: tiberite
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 06/09/2013
Site Blog: mac_h

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Average rating: 94, based on 4 reviews

Collector Data For This Wine

1068 bottles owned by 346 collectors.

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About This Producer

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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