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The July 2018 Distinguished Cellar Auction, Part I

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Auction Ends: 7/12/2018 6:00:00 PM PDT

Lot #31. Sine Qua Non Eleven Confessions Vineyard The Inaugural Box Set 2003

Description: Sine Qua Non Grenache Estate Eleven Confessions Vineyard The Inaugural 2003
Consists of 1 Bottle, 0.75L
[Score: RP 100]

Sine Qua Non Syrah
 Estate Eleven Confessions Vineyard The Inaugural 2003
Consists of 5 Bottles, 0.75L
[Score: RP 100]
Packaging: OWC.
Score: 100 RP.
"The conclusions I came to about this tasting may seem obvious just by reading the tasting notes. People forget that as famous as Sine Qua Non and both Elaine and Manfred Krankl have become over the last 15 years, their wines really only began to hit full world-class qualitative levels at the turn of the last century (2000). The vineyard sources have largely changed from Alban, Stolpman, Bien Nacido, Shadow Canyon and White Hawk Vineyards to primarily estate vineyards Cumulus Vineyard in Ventura County and 11 Confessions Vineyard in the Santa Rita Hills. In the future, Krankl’s newest vineyard in Alisos Canyon will be an additional component part. His meticulous craftsmanship and phenomenal attention to detail, both in the vineyard and in the winery, have been increasingly noticeable over the last decade. He seemed to hit full stride about eight or nine years ago, and what has unfolded since then is an absolutely brilliant succession of true works of genius, both in his expressive, sometimes slightly abstract artwork on the labels, to the meticulously crafted wood boxes in which the wines are housed. Of course, the most important thing of all, the actual wine itself, is both the beginning as well as the end for consumers, and where 100% of my focus and judgement are centered." Wine Advocate #196, Aug 2011
Provenance: The Pigeonneau Cellar
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $5,500


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