2000 Sine Qua Non, “A Cappella”, Pinot Noir, Shea Vineyard, Oregon, USA

£299.95 £149.95

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Roving Sommelier is passionate about premium quality wines. Established in 1994 by Manfred Krankl and his wife Elaine, Sine Qua Non is many wine lovers’ favourite Californian/Oregon vigneron and has developed a fine reputation and cult status internationally, especially with connoisseurs of iconic North American vineyards that produce top-notch, limited edition Pinot Noir and Rhône style wines. Sine Qua Non (also known as SQN) is a California winery known for its Rhône style blends, a tendency to avoid repetition, and a very limited production of wine that is highly difficult to obtain, with 100% of all releases allocated and directly sold to a carefully managed mailing list. As of 2018, the wait to join the mailing list was approximately 9 years. The winery is located in Ventura County in California.

The wines have been titled with quirky names and the bottles come uncommonly shaped with distinctive labels featuring Manfred Krankl’s own artwork. The 2000 “A Cappella” Pinot Noir is sourced from the legendary Shea Vineyard, located in Yamhill County in Oregon, which for most wine lovers has a great terroir and microclimate for world-class Pinot Noir. The bottle is also shaped like a bowling pin with label art by Manfred Krankl and has been wax-sealed. Over the years, Sine Qua Non wines have become one of the most collectable North American wines, and fully justify their lofty reputations, expensive price tags and high scores from famous wine critics.

Please note: this wine is no longer made as Sine Qua Non stopped producing Pinot Noir in 2005.

As it says on the back label: “Don’t drink it all alone”. This is my last bottle and I would like it to go to a good home. Best enjoyed in a convivial atmosphere.

Alcohol: 14% abv (75cl)

Closure: Cork – wax sealed

Grape variety: Pinot Noir

Flavour Profile: Medium-bodied, Highly aromatic, Rich, Complex, Savoury, Herbaceous, Floral, Forest Fruits, Spice