Sine Qua Non White Rhone Blend California Body & Soul 2007

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Sine Qua Non’s story is a bit of a fairy tale with an “only in California” backdrop. It goes like this. Manfred Krank...

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The new cuvee of white wine, the 2007 Body and Soul, a 475-case blend of 71% Roussanne and 29% Viognier, is primarily from the 11 Confessions Viney... Read more

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/29/2010

The new cuvee of white wine, the 2007 Body and Soul, a 475-case blend of 71% Roussanne and 29% Viognier, is primarily from the 11 Confessions Vineyard. Krankl has dropped Chardonnay from the blend, and the resulting wine is a beacon for what can be a... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2007 Sine Qua Non Body & Soul 750ml


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Sine Qua Non’s story is a bit of a fairy tale with an “only in California” backdrop. It goes like this. Manfred Krankl (Austrian-born, like the state’s Governor), was a managing partner at one of Los Angeles’ most fashionable restaurants, La Campanile. The restaurant became famed for its wonderful bread to the extent that people would go there just to buy some bread to take home. hen people started asking where the house wine came from. The answer was: he made it himself. It was in fact in partnership with the Coppo brothers in Piedmont, a blend of Barbera, Cabernet Sauvignon and Freisa. Everyone wanted some. It became clear to Manfred and his wife Elaine, whom he had met at La Campanile, that in winemaking they had found something they loved more than restaurant management. They retired from the restaurant and the weekend hobby became the day job, at which Manfred and Elaine directed all their obsessive perfectionism and turned it into the phenomenon it now is. Sine Qua Non have made a big name for themselves in an astonishingly short space of time (their first proper vintage was in 1992). A definition of their house style would have to include words like lush, intense, decadent, rich, and pure. Available in minuscule quantities, the wines are in many ways rather like Manfred himself, flamboyant, intense, and mad bordering on genius. “The 2007 [Body & Soul] is 66% Roussanne and 34% Viognier (no longer will any Chardonnay be used in the dry white wine blends) from SQN’s Eleven Confessions Vineyard in the Santa Rita Hills and 22% from the Bien Nacido Vineyard. This is a 470-case cuvée possessing extraordinary aromatics, freshness, and flavor intensity. It exhibits a gorgeous perfume of honeyed melons, tropical fruits, honeysuckle, and an assortment of spring flowers. Initially, the wine displays an unctuous texture, but it seemingly goes into a different gear, revealing excellent minerality, freshness, and precision. A stunning tour de force in dry white winemaking, it, like many of Krankl’s vintages, is the most profound dry white produced south of San Francisco. It should drink well for 7-10 years, although I have neither the patience nor discipline to wait longer than 2-3 years. That said, I recently had both the 2001 Albino and 1995 The Bride. Both were still superb.” Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

Sine Qua Non’s story is a bit of a fairy tale with an “only in California” backdrop. It goes like this. Manfred Krankl (Austrian-born, like the state’s Governor), was a managing partner at one of Los Angeles’ most fashionable restaurants, La Campanile. The restaurant became famed for its wonderful bread to the extent that people would go there just to buy some bread to take home. hen people started asking where the house wine came from. The answer was: he made it himself. It was in fact in partnership with the Coppo brothers in Piedmont, a blend of Barbera, Cabernet Sauvignon and Freisa. Everyone wanted some. It became clear to Manfred and his wife Elaine, whom he had met at La Campanile, that in winemaking they had found something they loved more than restaurant management. They retired from the restaurant and the weekend hobby became the day job, at which Manfred and Elaine directed all their obsessive perfectionism and turned it into the phenomenon it now is. Sine Qua Non have made a big name for themselves in an astonishingly short space of time (their first proper vintage was in 1992). A definition of their house style would have to include words like lush, intense, decadent, rich, and pure. Available in minuscule quantities, the wines are in many ways rather like Manfred himself, flamboyant, intense, and mad bordering on genius. “The 2007 [Body & Soul] is 66% Roussanne and 34% Viognier (no longer will any Chardonnay be used in the dry white wine blends) from SQN’s Eleven Confessions Vineyard in the Santa Rita Hills and 22% from the Bien Nacido Vineyard. This is a 470-case cuvée possessing extraordinary aromatics, freshness, and flavor intensity. It exhibits a gorgeous perfume of honeyed melons, tropical fruits, honeysuckle, and an assortment of spring flowers. Initially, the wine displays an unctuous texture, but it seemingly goes into a different gear, revealing excellent minerality, freshness, and precision. A stunning tour de force in dry white winemaking, it, like many of Krankl’s vintages, is the most profound dry white produced south of San Francisco. It should drink well for 7-10 years, although I have neither the patience nor discipline to wait longer than 2-3 years. That said, I recently had both the 2001 Albino and 1995 The Bride. Both were still superb.” Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

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