2004 Sine Qua Non The Rejuvenators White Blend - 96 Points - 750ml

2004 Sine Qua Non The Rejuvenators White Blend - 96 Points - 750ml

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2004 SQN The Rejuvenators - 96 Points!!
The 2004 The Rejuvenators an intriguing blend of 56% Roussanne 24% Viognier and 20% Chardonnay primarily from the Alban Vineyard with small quantities emerging from the Krankl's own Eleven Confessions Vineyard exhibits a medium gold color along with a beautiful honeyed waxy bouquet of buttery citrus oranges a...

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Varietal Proprietary Blend
Vintage 2004
Rating RP96
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country USA
Region California
Location
Producer Sine Qua Non
Color White
Wine Type Table

Robert Parker

Rating RP96 - 2004 SQN The Rejuvenators White Blend - 96 Points!! The 2004 The Rejuvenators an intriguing blend of 56% Roussanne 24% Viognier and 20% Chardonnay primarily from the Alban Vineyard with small quantities emerging from the Krankl's own Eleven Confessions Vineyard exhibits a medium gold color along with a beautiful honeyed waxy bouquet of buttery citrus oranges and nectarines. Good acidity buttresses this full-bodied white with a superb tactile mouthfeel as well as stunning layers and length. This brilliant wine should age well for 4-5 years or longer. Vineyard sources are gradually changing at Sine Qua Non as a movement to 100% estate fruit from vineyards in the Santa Rita Hills and sites near the winery in Ventura County come into full production. However at present some grapes emanate from other sources particularly white grapes from the Alban Vineyard and Grenache and Syrah from Alban Alta Mesa Bien Nacido Shadow Canyon and White Hawk vineyards. Yields were unbelievably small in 2003 (white varietals yielded .9 tons of fruit per acre Pinot Noir 1.64 tons per acre Grenache .32 tons per acre and Syrah 1.20 tons per acre). In 2004 white varietal yields were 1.49 tons per acre Pinot Noir 1.19 tons per acre Grenache 1.04 tons per acre and Syrah a whopping 1.48 tons per acre. Yields rose by 20-40% in 2005. Longtime readers know that I consider these offerings to be about as remarkable as New World wines can be. They possess extraordinary richness and nuances as well as superb balance purity and aging potential. The whites are whole cluster pressed and go straight to barrel without any stabilization or settling and everything is fermented with indigenous yeasts. No racking takes place until bottling which is usually more than a year after the harvest. The reds are 100% destemmed although Grenache stems have been utilized on occasion. One to two ton open top fermenters are used and following a cold soak that can last up to seven days the wines are fermented with 2-3 daily punch downs. They are kept on their skins for a maximum of 2 plus weeks. All malolactic takes place in barrel and the wines are bottled 18-24 months after the harvest with minimal clarification. Manfred Krankl a true believer in radical viticulture practices extensive crop-thinning shoot positioning etc. The meticulous attention to detail is evident in both the vineyard and the winery. RP

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Winery Details

Varietal Proprietary Blend
Vintage 2004
Rating RP96
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country USA
Region California
Location
Producer Sine Qua Non
Color White
Wine Type Table

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