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2004 Sine Qua Non - Covert Fingers Pinot Noir - USA - California - Red

USA - California

Red Pinot Noir
Producer Notes

Manfred Krankl, an Austrian immigrant and Los Angeles restaurateur turned winemaker, is a reclusive and maniacally hard-working proprietor. His back-alley Ventura winery, dubbed the "garage d'or," has been described as "a junkyard (or the first or second level of hell)" and compared to a set from the movie "Mad Max" by Robert Parker. A true believer in radical viticulture, Krankl has worked... More »

Score
92
IWC 93
WA 95
Drink Dates
Comm: 2009-2015 WA: 2006-2016
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IWC 93
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 128

($75) Bright red-ruby. Pure, pungent aromas of raspberry and spices; very pinot! Densely packed, supple and sweet, with pure red berry, spice and earth flavors. Has a thickness of texture while retaining verve. Finishes with fine, supple tannins and lovely subtle length. Not as complex as Krankl's top syrahs, but this is delicious, and as graceful a pinot as I recall tasting from this producer. My sample showed even more intense raspberry and spice flavors the second day, without any loss of freshness. (I must note, however, that my first two bottles were corked.)

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WA 95
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 166
Drink Dates 2006-2016

The knockout, deep ruby/purple/plum 2004 Covert Fingers Pinot Noir exhibits a slightly restrained nose revealing sweet cranberry and cassis aromas interwoven with hints of flowers, charcoal, and oak, a savory, broad texture, and an opulent, voluptuous finish. This beauty should drink well for a decade or more.

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Author Lulu SF
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.588%
Tasted On 08/01/2011

Original Note - 0.149

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Author tiberite
Site / Blog mac_h Trust Rating 94.924%
Tasted On 07/07/2010

Young (From 2010 To 2018)

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Author Conrad K
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.385%
Tasted On 02/28/2010
Drink Dates 2009-2015

Cedar and pine on the nose. Big alcohol on the palate which is in control of this wine at the moment after three hours of air. Dark fruit with promise underneath. Nice medium finish. Try again in two years.

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Author Maxcontinuous
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.024%
Tasted On 07/31/2009

Nice cherry notes and structure. Liked it more in its youth but still singing!

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