Sine Qua Non is an intriguing latin phrase that means “without which, nothing,” or “absolutely indispensable.” The phrase Sine Qua Non also refers to an intriguing winery in that each wine has a new name and label in each vintage. That is to say, even if it is the same vineyard and the same grape, it gets a new name and label year after year.
Manfred and Elaine Krankl founded SQN in 1994 and quickly achieved cult status with seven of their wines earning Robert Parker 100 point rockstar status. The wines themselves are mostly Rhone and Syrah varietals and are produced in some of the best vineyards in California’s Central Coast. The SQN winery waitlist to purchase these bottles now extends past six years. The good news is that we happen to be selling ten lots of Sine Qua Non in our upcoming Fine Wine
Auction, which opens for live bidding on Thursday, June 8th at 12pm EDT. Pre-bidding is available now.