2007 Sine Qua Non - Body & Soul 750ml

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IWC 94   Collector 96
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Professional Reviews For This Wine

International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

Vivid gold color. More energetic than the previous wine, with zesty aromas of Meyer lemon, pear skin and grapefruit pith complemented by deeper notes of peach pit and yellow rose. Juicy and finely etched, with the palate displaying sweet orchard and pit fruit flavors and a strong note of grapefruit pith. Strikingly pure, lively and incisive on the finish, which clings with excellent juicy persistence.

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: 147

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Collector Reviews For This Wine

Author: joealfaro
Trust Rating: 94
Tasted On: 01/23/2011
Drink Dates: 2014-2017
71% Roussanne, 29% Viognier

0 of 2 people found this review useful.

Rating: 96
Author: Maxcontinuous
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 06/08/2012
Awesome concentration, with honeysuckle, candle wax, burnt caramel, and zesty tropical fruits. Great!

Rating: 96
Author: Victor
Trust Rating: 92
Tasted On: 08/15/2010

0 of 1 people found this review useful.

Rating: 96
Author: Front Man
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 06/18/2011
Medium golden color. The most full-bodied white wine I've ever tasted. This was so dry and spicy that I think blindfolded you could confuse this for a Rhone Style red wine. Some in the group noted tropical fruits and lemon oil; I had a hard time picking up the fruit character past all of the spice. The very impressive thing to me with this bottle was how the intensity increased even after it was swallowed. Long finish.

1 of 1 people found this review useful.

Average rating: 95, based on 5 reviews

Collector Data For This Wine

943 bottles owned by 291 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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Wine Varietal: Rhone Blend

"Rhone blends" are typically red wines comprised of Syrah, Grenache, and Mourvedre in varying proportions. However, the red blends may also include any of the traditional varieties grown in the Rhone Valley such as the 14 allowed in the Chateauneuf-du-Pape appellation. There are also Rhone blend roses which use the same varieties as their red counterparts. White Rhone blends are typically some combination of Marsanne, Roussanne, Viognier, Grenache blanc, and lesser varieties.

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