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2006 Sine Qua Non - The Hoodoo Man Proprietary Blend - USA - California - White

USA - California

White Proprietary Blend
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 »

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96
WA 95
IWC 93
Drink Dates
Comm: 2009-2015 VF: 2007-2010
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IWC 93
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue 141

(39% roussanne, 31% viognier and 30% chardonnay; 16.2% alcohol) Bright gold. Deep, smoky aromas of spicy peach, mango, toasted nuts and pungent herbs. Explodes on the palate, offering deeply concentrated exotic and pit fruit flavors, with a jolt of dusty minerals on the back. A waxy note builds on the finish, which is impressively focused, gripping and dry. No excess fat here. This is the last white wine in which Manfred Krankl will include chardonnay.

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WA 95
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 208

In addition to these new releases, I was also able to taste through a number of older vintages, including the 2001 Albino, 2006 Hoodoo Man, 2003 The Inaugural, 2004 Ode to E, 1998 E Raised, 2001 On Your Toes, 2005 Nail in My Cranium and 2007 Syrah Dangerous Birds. To say I came away impressed would be an understatement. Anyone who claims this big, rich style can-t age needs to taste these wines. I opted to just list my scores for the older releases as I find Bob-s initial write-ups spot on.

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Author Ronn L
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 89.976%
Tasted On 04/26/2014
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Author JMC22
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Tasted On 05/09/2009
Drink Dates 2009-2015

Dont know what to say, other than that this has forced me to, once again, reinvent my paradigm (lens) for white wine. Bouquet of stone fruit, grapefruit, and allspice, nutmeg, white pepper. Flawless palate, a balance of baking spices and stone fruit, that led to a 65 second finish... floored...

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