Sine Qua Non Vin de Paille Inamorata Roussanne 2001

External Review by JJ Buckley Fine Wines:

There is one barrel of the Sine Qua Non cuvee the 2001 Vin de Paille Inamorata which spent 42 months in oak resulting in 350 grams per liter of residual sugar and a whopping 12.8 grams per liter of acidity. Tasting notes are inadequate to describe this profound sweet 100% Roussanne. A medium amber color is accompanied by a honeyed perfume revealing scents of marmalade espresso maple syrup and flowers. Unctuously-textured yet incredibly fresh and lively (because of high acidity) this phenomenal wine should age effortlessly. Amazingly the alcohol is only 7.8%. The fruit was air-dried on straw mats for over a month prior to pressing. Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.

Add winemaker's notes

Vintages

  • 2001

+ Vintage
Winery: Sine Qua Non
Color: White
Varietal: Roussanne
  • + My Wines

    My Wines

    Save in My Wines

    Add to Wishlist

    My Cellar

  • + List It
  • + Critic Score

    Submit a Critic Score

    Score:

    Name of Critic:

    Close
0 5 0.5
Average Rating Rate It Add
Sine Qua Non:
  Sine Qua Non is the California cult wine created by Austrian winemaker Manfred Krankl and wife Elaine. These highly in-demand wines, which consistently received near perfect scores from critic Robert Parker, can fetch upwards of $500 a bottle and can only be had through their über exclusive mailing list or via auction. The wines are Rhone style blends in red and white, kept to a... Read more
  Sine Qua Non is the California cult wine created by Austrian winemaker Manfred Krankl and wife Elaine. These highly in-demand wines, which consistently received near perfect scores from critic Robert Parker, can fetch upwards of $500 a bottle and can only be had through their über exclusive mailing list or via auction. The wines are Rhone style blends in red and white, kept to a small production of 3,500 cases a year. The name is Latin for “without which not” or more fittingly to fans, “something that cannot be done without.” The “winery” (not open to the public) is a warehouse in Ventura, California, originally founded during Krankl’s stint as owner of restaurant Campanile, for which the first wines were produced in 1994. The first wines were produced from fruit sourced in various locations in California and other including Oregon, but he now grows most of his own grapes in small vineyards in Ojai Valley and Sta Rita Hills.    One of the unique elements of these wines is that since Krankl believes each vintage tells its own story, the name of the wines change with each vintage, as do the self-designed labels and even bottle shapes. Some of the original wines were Pinot Noir, which he no longer produces, the last one in 2005 called “Over and Out.” Now the wines are predominately Rhone blends, with names such as “Whisperin E” (named for wife Elaine), “Pagan Poetry Rosé,” “Poker Face,” and “Mr. K The Noble Man” (dessert wines produced with Austrian colleague Alois Kracher).  Read less

External Reviews for Sine Qua Non Vin de Paille Inamorata Roussanne

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

There is one barrel of the Sine Qua Non cuvee the 2001 Vin de Paille Inamorata which spent 42 months in oak resulting in 350 grams per liter of residual sugar and a whopping 12.8 grams per liter of acidity. Tasting notes are inadequate to describe this profound sweet 100% Roussanne. A medium amber color is accompanied by a honeyed perfume revealing scents of marmalade espresso maple syrup and flowers. Unctuously-textured yet incredibly fresh and lively (because of high acidity) this phenomenal wine should age effortlessly. Amazingly the alcohol is only 7.8%. The fruit was air-dried on straw mats for over a month prior to pressing. Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

There is one barrel of the Sine Qua Non cuvee the 2001 Vin de Paille Inamorata which spent 42 months in oak resulting in 350 grams per liter of residual sugar and a whopping 12.8 grams per liter of acidity. Tasting notes are inadequate to describe this profound sweet 100% Roussanne. A medium amber color is accompanied by a honeyed perfume revealing scents of marmalade espresso maple syrup and flowers. Unctuously-textured yet incredibly fresh and lively (because of high acidity) this phen


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/04/2012

There is one barrel of the Sine Qua Non cuvee, the 2001 Vin de Paille Inamorata, which spent 42 months in oak, resulting in 350 grams per liter of residual sugar, and a whopping 12.8 grams per liter of acidity. Tasting notes are inadequate to describ... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Roussanne wine from California in USA. 2001 Sine Qua Non Vin de Paille Inamorata (Roussanne) 375ml




Recipe Downloader

RiceSelect

Best Wine Deals

See More Deals »







Snooth Media Network