2005 Sine Qua Non The Petition
Proprietary Blend - 750ML

  • WA 95
  • IWC 93

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WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2007
The 2005 The Petition (a blend of 37% Viognier 33% Roussanne and 30% Chardonnay; 62% from John Alban's vineyard and 38% from the Eleven Confessions Vineyard) is more restrained than the 2006. 2005 was a cooler year but... The 2005 The Petition (a blend of 37% Viognier 33% Roussanne and 30% Chardonnay; 62% from John Alban's vineyard and 38% from the Eleven Confessions Vineyard) is more restrained than the 2006. 2005 was a cooler year but you wouldn't know that from the glorious opulence in both the aromatics and flavors of this light golden-colored wine. Litchi nut buttered tropical fruits flower and subtle wood notes soar from the glass. Rich dry full-bodied flavors coat the palate but supporting underlying acidity provides superb definition to the wine's mass and intensity. This cuvee along with its younger sibling are among the most profound dry whites being made in California. Hopefully they will encourage more wineries to move away from varietal labeling and create blends such as these. I believe that is the future for Central Coast whites. To reiterate it is a challenge to analyze these wines. I know they are distinctive and I think I am beginning to understand why they are so much greater than just about every other Syrah or Grenache-based wine in California. In short it is talent and incredibly meticulous hard work. No one works as hard or is as maniacal about a vineyard's viticulture and winemaking as Manfred Krankl. Take that add in exceptional talent humility top-notch vineyards and I believe I understand the fundamentals of why these wines are so special.Tel. (805) 649-8901
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, November 2007
Medium gold. Lush and honeyed nose offers ripe peach nectarine and apricot with lively cinnamon and mace adding complexity. Stains the palate with ripe but restrained pit fruit flavors picking up an exotic cinnamon toast... Medium gold. Lush and honeyed nose offers ripe peach nectarine and apricot with lively cinnamon and mace adding complexity. Stains the palate with ripe but restrained pit fruit flavors picking up an exotic cinnamon toast quality on the back. Suave and silky with outstanding finishing cling and thrust.
Color & Type White
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region Central Coast
Vintage 2005