1997 Sine Qua Non The Complicator Pinot - 750ml

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1997 Sine Qua Non The Complicator Pinot Noir

Only 87 cases produced! Impossible to find!

The name Manfred chose for his label, Sine Qua Non, is Latin for “something indispensable.” Along with his wife and business partner, Elaine, he later made wine for several years...

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1997 Sine Qua Non The Complicator Pinot - 750ml

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Varietal Pinot Noir
Vintage 1997
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country USA
Region Oregon
Producer Sine Qua Non
Color Red
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1997 Sine Qua Non The Complicator Pinot Noir

Only 87 cases produced! Impossible to find!

The name Manfred chose for his label, Sine Qua Non, is Latin for “something indispensable.” Along with his wife and business partner, Elaine, he later made wine for several years at Alban Vineyards in Edna Valley near Arroyo Grande.

His innovative approach to labeling and packaging instantly stirred interest among wine aficionados. For Krankl, no wine is ever duplicated. Every wine from each vintage is always singular so each wine is given a different name, a unique and often humorous, even scurrilous, label, and a distinctive, even odd, bottle shape. Krankl is quite a talented artist and he designs the labels himself starting with a painting and then converting the artwork to a wood cut or linoleum cut.

The wines are quite distinctive. They are bold, extracted, concentrated and flashy wines often with high alcohol, but retaining a respectful balance. When asked about the alcohol levels, Krankl responds, “I am attempting to craft well-proportioned wines that have fruit, acid and tannin in balance with the alcohol. Taken alone, the alcohol level does not signify much.” It wasn’t long before Robert Parker, Jr., and other wine critics became enamored with the wines and Sine Qua Non quickly became a cult collectable.

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