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Sine Qua Non

Sine Qua Non was created after the 1994 harvest of a Bien Nacido Syrah...

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Sine Qua Non was created after the 1994 harvest of a Bien Nacido Syrah named “The Queen of Spades”. Winemaker Manfred Krankl feels strongly that each vintage is a completely unique wine and thus he gives each wine a unique name. He also creates the artwork for each new label himself. Previously, Manfred had made wines with Bryan Babcock and John Alban and still sources much of his fruit from Alban’s vineyard. The basic white wines have always been a white blend of Chardonnay, Roussanne and Viognier and a red wine based on Syrah plus Grenache. Sometimes there are small quantities of Rose and a Grenache-based red.

Sine Qua Non has its own winemaking facility in Ventura, California not far from the Santa Barbara vineyards where the fruit is sourced from. In the last few years Manfred and his wife, Elaine, have begun creating their own vineyards dedicated to Rhone varietals. Their winemaking philosophy is to work in very small batches, gravity flow, natural yeasts (unless a fermentation problem is anticipated), long lees aging for the whites and repeated racking for the reds to open them up. This is a modified explanation of a very dedicated and artistic approach to winemaking. The wines are simultaneously very rich and elegant, superbly balanced and thoroughly harmonious with food, never overwhelming.

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  • Sine Qua Non Eleven Confessions Subir Syrah & Pajarito Grenache (2 Magnums in OWC) 2016  Gift Product Image
    Sine Qua Non Eleven Confessions Subir Syrah & Pajarito Grenache (2 Magnums in OWC) 2016
    Rhone Red Blends from Central Coast, California
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  • Sine Qua Non Eleven Confessions Grenache & Syrah (6 bottles in OWC) 2013  Gift Product Image
    Sine Qua Non Eleven Confessions Grenache & Syrah (6 bottles in OWC) 2013
    Grenache from California
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  • Sine Qua Non Grenache Shakti 2014  Front Label
    Sine Qua Non Grenache Shakti 2014
    Grenache from California
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  • Sine Qua Non Syrah Piranha Waterdance 2014  Front Label
    Sine Qua Non Syrah Piranha Waterdance 2014
    Syrah/Shiraz from California
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  • Sine Qua Non Jusqu'a l'os Eleven Confession Vineyard Grenache 2013 Front Label
    Sine Qua Non Jusqu'a l'os Eleven Confession Vineyard Grenache 2013
    Grenache from Sta. Rita Hills, Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California
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  • Sine Qua Non Syrah Stock 2012 Front Label
    Sine Qua Non Syrah Stock 2012
    Syrah/Shiraz from Central Coast, California
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  • Sine Qua Non A Shot in the Dark (chipped wax capsule) 2006  Front Bottle Shot
    Sine Qua Non A Shot in the Dark (chipped wax capsule) 2006
    Syrah/Shiraz from Central Coast, California
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  • Sine Qua Non Ziehharmonika Syrah (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2018  Front Label
    Sine Qua Non Ziehharmonika Syrah (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2018
    Syrah/Shiraz from California
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  • Sine Qua Non Imposter McCoy 1997  Front Label
    Sine Qua Non Imposter McCoy 1997
    Syrah/Shiraz from Central Coast, California
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  • Sine Qua Non Kolibri 2008  Front Label
    Sine Qua Non Kolibri 2008
    Rhone White Blends from Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California
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  • Sine Qua Non Stein Grenache 2012  Front Label
    Sine Qua Non Stein Grenache 2012
    Grenache from Central Coast, California
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  • Sine Qua Non Dirt Vernacular Grenache 2016  Front Label
    Sine Qua Non Dirt Vernacular Grenache 2016
    Grenache from California
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  • Sine Qua Non Le Chemin Vers l'Heresie Grenache 2015 Front Label
    Sine Qua Non Le Chemin Vers l'Heresie Grenache 2015
    Grenache from California
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  • Sine Qua Non Mr K The Straw Man Vin de Paille (375ML half-bottle) 2004 Front Label
    Sine Qua Non Mr K The Straw Man Vin de Paille (375ML half-bottle) 2004
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  • Sine Qua Non Lightmotif 2014 Front Label
    Sine Qua Non Lightmotif 2014
    Other White Blends from California
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  • Sine Qua Non Mr. K The Straw Man (375ML half-bottle) 2000  Front Label
    Sine Qua Non Mr. K The Straw Man (375ML half-bottle) 2000
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  • Sine Qua Non The Duel Grenache 2008 Front Label
    Sine Qua Non The Duel Grenache 2008
    Grenache from California
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  • Sine Qua Non Syrah Ziehharmonika 2018  Front Label
    Sine Qua Non Syrah Ziehharmonika 2018
    Syrah/Shiraz from California
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  • Sine Qua Non B-20 Syrah 2008  Front Label
    Sine Qua Non B-20 Syrah 2008
    Syrah/Shiraz from California
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  • Sine Qua Non Over And Out Pinot Noir 2005 Front Label
    Sine Qua Non Over And Out Pinot Noir 2005
    Pinot Noir from Central Coast, California
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  • Sine Qua Non Pictures Grenache 2007 Front Label
    Sine Qua Non Pictures Grenache 2007
    Grenache from California
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  • Sine Qua Non Mr K The Nobleman Chardonnay (375ML half-bottle) 2003  Front Label
    Sine Qua Non Mr K The Nobleman Chardonnay (375ML half-bottle) 2003
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    • Sine Qua Non And An Eight Track Rose 2013 Front Label
      Sine Qua Non And An Eight Track Rose 2013
      Rosé from Central Coast, California
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      • Sine Qua Non Deux Grenouilles 2016 Front Label
        Sine Qua Non Deux Grenouilles 2016
        Other White Blends from California
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      • Sine Qua Non Resiste 2013  Front Label
        Sine Qua Non Resiste 2013
        Other White Blends from Central Coast, California
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