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Sine Qua Non White Rhone Blend Central Coast Whisperin' E 2002

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Creamy texture. Rich tropical fruit, pinapple, apricot, butterscotch on the nose and palate. Great balance. A great wine. Would buy it if I have the chance

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Variety: Rhône Blend
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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

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Snooth User: 97mjr
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03/04/2009

Creamy texture. Rich tropical fruit, pinapple, apricot, butterscotch on the nose and palate. Great balance. A great wine. Would buy it if I have the chance


External Reviews for Sine Qua Non White Rhone Blend Central Coast Whisperin' E

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/20/2010

The 2002 White Wine cuvees had not yet been blended, but after tasting through the Chardonnay, Roussanne, and Viognier components, it is obvious this will be a wine with high alcohol and glycerin, tremendous intensity, great purity, vividness, and in... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2002 Sine Qua Non Proprietary White Whisperin' E 750ml



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