2001 Sine Qua Non Vin de Paille Inamorata Rousanne - 98 pts - OWC 2 x 375ml

2001 Sine Qua Non Vin de Paille Inamorata Rousanne - 98 pts - OWC 2 x 375ml

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2001 Sine Qua Non Vin de Paille Inamorata Rousanne - 98 pts!
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. The world's most profound wines are always made by the same kind of people ... artists craftspeople revolutionaries and traditionalists who have one overwhelming trait in common ... they are irrefutably dedicated to the pursuit of excellence and their hearts souls and enormous talents are reflected in wines of singular personality and achievement. There are never any compromises so it is no surprise that what takes place in these cellars is the transformation of a commonplace beverage into a form of drinkable art! Manfred Krankl and his charming wife Elaine referred to by Krankl as "E" are on a roll given what has emerged from their funky warehouse/garage winery located in what looks like a discarded Hollywood set from the movie Mad Max. Finding a bottle or two of Sine Qua Non is no easy task since virtually all these wines are sold to longtime mailing list clients as well as the country's finest upscale restaurants. However some relief is in sight as Krankl is beginning to get fruit from his own Eleven Confessions Vineyard in the Santa Rita Hills. Moreover he planted another vineyard in Ventura County on a bald outcropping that should produce some fascinating Rhone varietals. The upcoming releases all reveal Krankl's magic touch and like some of the finest wineries working with Rhone varietals Manfred Krankl is a creative blender recognizing that blends generally result in more nuances and flavor complexity than a single varietal cuvee. RP

Product Details

Varietal Roussanne
Vintage 2001
Rating 98 RP
Bottle Size 2 x 375ml
Bottle Quantity 2
Country USA
Region California
Location
Producer Sine Qua Non
Color White
Wine Type Table

Robert Parker

Rating 98 RP - 2001 Sine Qua Non Vin de Paille Inamorata Rousanne - 98 pts! 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. The world's most profound wines are always made by the same kind of people ... artists craftspeople revolutionaries and traditionalists who have one overwhelming trait in common ... they are irrefutably dedicated to the pursuit of excellence and their hearts souls and enormous talents are reflected in wines of singular personality and achievement. There are never any compromises so it is no surprise that what takes place in these cellars is the transformation of a commonplace beverage into a form of drinkable art! Manfred Krankl and his charming wife Elaine referred to by Krankl as "E" are on a roll given what has emerged from their funky warehouse/garage winery located in what looks like a discarded Hollywood set from the movie Mad Max. Finding a bottle or two of Sine Qua Non is no easy task since virtually all these wines are sold to longtime mailing list clients as well as the country's finest upscale restaurants. However some relief is in sight as Krankl is beginning to get fruit from his own Eleven Confessions Vineyard in the Santa Rita Hills. Moreover he planted another vineyard in Ventura County on a bald outcropping that should produce some fascinating Rhone varietals. The upcoming releases all reveal Krankl's magic touch and like some of the finest wineries working with Rhone varietals Manfred Krankl is a creative blender recognizing that blends generally result in more nuances and flavor complexity than a single varietal cuvee. RP

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Winery Details

Varietal Roussanne
Vintage 2001
Rating 98 RP
Bottle Size 2 x 375ml
Bottle Quantity 2
Country USA
Region California
Location
Producer Sine Qua Non
Color White
Wine Type Table

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