Sine Qua Non Wines

Started as a hobby project in 1994 by Manfred and Elaine Krankl, Sine Qua Non has come to define what can be achieved with Rhone varieties in California. Located in the Central Coast of California, the Krankls craft predominantly Grenache and Syrah that lean into the ample California sunshine without becoming tired or overripe, decadence with balance. Sine Qua Non has always been a dynamic label, never creating the same wine twice and constantly asking how the boundaries of convention can be pushed even further. The only thing that can be said to be consistent is the dedication of Krankl and his talented team to the farming and production of world class wine.

The early years saw Sine Qua Non work with vineyards up and down California, with the occasional fruit from Shea Vineyard in Oregon. The early 2000s saw the sources of fruit largely shift to Sine Qua Non’s four estate vineyards, with only Bien Nacido Vineyard still providing fruit from outside the estate program. The original focus on Grenache and Syrah remains, yet Sine Que Non now produces a myriad of wines using obscure varieties such as Petite Manseng, Touriga Nacional, Graciona and Petite Syrah.

The Sine Qua Non estate vineyards are scattered across the Central Coast to take full advantage of the amazing variation in soil and climate this relatively small area has to offer. 11 Confessions is a 33-acre vineyard in the cooler Santa Rita Hills, allowing for prolonged hang time to develop fruit of unbelievable depth and complexity. Cumulus Vineyard is located adjacent to the Sine Qua Non winemaking facility south of Santa Barbara in a relatively warmer area. Cumulus hosts many of Sine Qua Nons more experimental varieties and vineyard methodology. Cumulus is also the fruit source for Next of Kyn and aspects of Faethm wines. The Third Man Vineyard is located in a more moderate site near Los Alamos and planted own-rooted in deep sandy soils. Molly Aida Vineyard is a small high-elevation site in Tepusquet Canyon planted with bush-vine Syrah and Mourvèdre. Finally, Bien Nacido Vineyard is located in cooler Santa Maria Valley. Bien Nacido Vineyard supplied the first fruit for Sine Qua Non, and continues to provide Chardonnay in addition to a “laboratory” block of Grenache, Mourvèdre, Roussanne and Marsanne.

Product Name Unit Stock Packaging Price

2003 Pinot Noir Omega

Sine Qua Non Yamhill County Oregon USA
75cl 1 NOC £395.00

2001 Pinot Noir No. 6

Sine Qua Non Yamhill County Oregon USA
75cl 1 NOC £425.00

1996 Pinot Noir Left Field

Sine Qua Non Yamhill County Oregon USA
75cl 1 NOC £3,995.00

2002 Pinot Noir Hollerin’ M

Sine Qua Non Yamhill County Oregon USA
75cl 1 NOC £425.00

2006 Viognier Mr. K The Ice Man

Sine Qua Non California California USA
37.5cl 1 NOC £190.00

2001 Ventriloquist

Sine Qua Non Central Coast California USA
75cl 4 NOC £485.00

2005 The Petition

Sine Qua Non California California USA
75cl 2 NOC £270.00

2010 The Monkey

Sine Qua Non California California USA
75cl 2 NOC £195.00

2012 Syrah Touche

Sine Qua Non Sta. Rita Hills California USA
75cl 1 NOC £500.00

2016 Syrah Ratsel 16

Sine Qua Non Central Coast California USA
75cl 1 NOC £240.00

2003 Syrah Papa

Sine Qua Non Central Coast California USA
75cl 6 NOC £455.00

2001 Syrah Midnight Oil

Sine Qua Non Central Coast California USA
75cl 4 NOC £507.00

2013 Syrah Le Supplement

Sine Qua Non Central Coast California USA
75cl 1 NOC £395.00

2007 Syrah Labels

Sine Qua Non Central Coast California USA
75cl 5 NOC £365.00

2000 Syrah Heels Over Head

Sine Qua Non California California USA
75cl 1 NOC £4,300.00

2007 Syrah Dangerous Birds

Sine Qua Non Central Coast California USA
75cl 2 NOC £835.00

2014 Syrah Capo dei Putti Eleven Confessions Vineyard

Sine Qua Non Central Coast California USA
75cl 1 NOC £370.00

2008 Syrah B 20

Sine Qua Non Central Coast California USA
75cl 4 NOC £270.00

2006 Syrah A Shot in the Dark

Sine Qua Non California California USA
75cl 1 NOC £865.00

2003 Sublime Isolation

Sine Qua Non California California USA
75cl 1 NOC £455.00

2005 Pinot Noir Over & Out

Sine Qua Non California California USA
75cl 1 NOC £395.00

2004 Pinot Noir Covert Fingers

Sine Qua Non California California USA
75cl 1 NOC £395.00

2009 On The Lam

Sine Qua Non Santa Barbara County California USA
75cl 1 NOC £190.00

2008 Kolibri

Sine Qua Non Santa Barbara County California USA
75cl 2 NOC £260.00

2004 Into the Dark

Sine Qua Non Central Coast California USA
75cl 2 NOC £520.00

2012 In the Abstract

Sine Qua Non Central Coast California USA
75cl 1 NOC £195.00

2012 Grenache Rattrapante Eleven Confessions Vineyard

Sine Qua Non Sta. Rita Hills California USA
75cl 1 NOC £495.00

2015 Grenache Le Chemin Vers L’Heresie

Sine Qua Non Central Coast California USA
75cl 3 NOC £275.00

2013 Grenache Jusqu’a l’os Eleven Confessions Vineyard

Sine Qua Non Central Coast California USA
75cl 2 NOC £395.00

2016 Grenache Dirt Vernacular

Sine Qua Non Central Coast California USA
75cl 5 NOC £245.00

2015 Grenache “E” Eleven Confessions Vineyard

Sine Qua Non Central Coast California USA
75cl 2 NOC £450.00

2005 Chardonnay Mr. K The Noble Man

Sine Qua Non Edna Valley California USA
37.5cl 2 NOC £125.00

2006 4 Half-Bottle Assortment

To The Rescue VDP, Roussanne x 2, Grenache x 2

Sine Qua Non California California USA
4x 37.5cl 1 OWC £725.00

2004/06 3 Half-Bottle Assortment

2004 Mr K The Straw Man x 2; 2006 Mr K The Ice Man x 1

Sine Qua Non California California USA
3 x 37.5cl 1 OWC £595.00

2015 2 Magnum Assortment

Grenache Le Chemin Vers L’Heresie x 1, Syrah Trouver l’Arene x 1

Sine Qua Non California California USA
2 x 150cl 1 OWC £1,795.00

2012 2 Magnum Assortment

Rattrapante x 1, Touche x 1

Sine Qua Non California California USA
2 x 150cl 1 OWC £3,050.00
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