2000 Sine Qua Non In Flagrante Syrah - 750ml

2000 Sine Qua Non In Flagrante Syrah - 750ml

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2000 Sine Qua Non In Flagrante Syrah - 96 Pts!

Sine Qua Non is one of California's most famous wine producers. Based just north of Los Angeles in Ventura County, and with most of its vineyards in Santa Barbara, it eschews the usual image of top California wine as being only from Napa Valley. That is not the only thing eschewed at Sine Qua Non – the same wine is rarely made more than once, turning the idea of the American icon wine on its head.

The cult winery specializes in Rhône grape varieties, with most of the red wines based on Syrah and Grenache. White wines are typically based on Marsanne, Roussanne and Viognier and are also modelled after Rhône wines. While most of Sine Qua Non's vineyards are located in Santa Barbara, the home vineyard (and the winery) is located in Oak View. Many of the wines are labeled under the more generic California and Central Coast AVAs, rather than the specific AVAs the vineyards are located in, giving more freedom when it comes to blending.

Sine Qua Non's first vintage was 1994, as Austrian-born winemaker Manfred Krankl released three barrels of Syrah as "Queen of Spades" with a label he had designed himself. Previously, Krankl had made wines with other winemakers – including the "Black and Blue" wine with Havens Cellars and several wines with John Alban of Alban Vineyards. After releasing Queen of Spades, Krankl sent a bottle to Robert Parker, who promptly gave the wine 95 points – then the highest he'd given any American wine based on a Rhône variety


Product Details

Varietal Syrah
Vintage 2000
Rating RP96/ST93/WS90
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country USA
Region California
Location Central Coast
Producer Sine Qua Non
Color Red
Wine Type Table

Robert Parker

Rating RP96 - 2000 Sine Qua Non In Flagrante Syrah - 96 Pts! The 2000 In Flagrante a 725-case blend of 86% Syrah 10% Grenache and 4% Viognier is a world-class provocative effort. It reveals many of the same aromatic and flavor components found in the 2001 Midnight Oil and 2002 Syrah-dominated unnamed offering. A black color is followed by a seamless effort loaded with blackberry honey and flower aromas and an extraordinarily long concentrated finish. As with all great wines tasting notes/descriptors just can't do it justice. Among the recent SQN Syrahs it is a strikingly elegant and powerful wine that has a decidedly French flair to it. RP

Wine Spectator

Wine Spectator WS90

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Winery Details

Varietal Syrah
Vintage 2000
Rating RP96/ST93/WS90
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country USA
Region California
Location Central Coast
Producer Sine Qua Non
Color Red
Production
725 cases

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