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Sine Qua Non
An excerpt from Wine Advocate that perfectly sums up Sine Qua Non:
“Sine Qua Non is leagues ahead of most of the wineries of this major area in terms of not just signature style, consistency and plain deliciousness, but in terms of utmost quality. A beacon for other wineries seeking sky’s-the-limit heights.“
The name is as intriguing as the wine itself. “Sine Qua Non” is Latin for “without which nothing” – an expression to describe something indispensable. A necessity. And this is a wine that we believe is essential for every wine enthusiast’s collection!
Sine Qua Non is not just another “cult” wine label. These rare wines from California are uniquely different each year, yet phenomenally beautiful to taste. The fancy titles and creative designs that accompany its top-notch quality captured both the tastebuds of critics and drew the sights of collectors who seek artistic inspiration.
By different, we also mean that winemakers Elaine & Manfred Krankl deliver brilliance with just about any variety out there. Whether it is Grenache, Syrah, Touriga Nacional, Roussanne, or even the rarely heard of Petit Manseng, you can expect a truly riveting wine as the blend changes every year.
“Unfortunately, it’s all too common, particularly for those who don’t drink the wines often, to assume all California cult wines are over-ripe or heavy. The reality, however, couldn’t be more different, and great wines deliver intensity and depth while staying light on their feet and elegant. And these latest releases from Sine Qua Non are great wines.” – Jeb Dunnuck