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Auction Ends: 6/10/2021 6:00:00 PM PDT

Lot #617. Sine Qua Non Proprietary Red Cumulus Vineyard Next of Kyn Release No ~ 10 Box Set 2016

Description: Sine Qua Non Next of Kyn Proprietary Red Cumulus Vineyard Release No ~ 10 2016
Consists of 1 Magnum, 1.5L
[Score: 100 WA]

Sine Qua Non Next of Kyn Proprietary Red Cumulus Vineyard Release No ~ 10 2016
Consists of 2 Bottles, 0.75L
[Score: 100 WA]

Sine Qua Non Next of Kyn Touriga Nacional Cumulus Vineyard Número Um Release No ~ 10 2016
Consists of 1 Bottle, 0.75L
[Score: 97 WA]
Packaging: OWC.
Score: 100 WA.
"Next of Kyn is the label of Elaine and Manfred Krankl (owners/creators of Sine Qua Non), based on fruit from their home vineyard in Oakville, called Cumulus vineyard. This 2016 vintage is composed of 46% Syrah, 19% Grenache, 18.3% Petite Sirah, 15.3% Mourvèdre and 1.4% Petit Manseng, using 23% whole clusters. It spent around 34 months in French oak barrels, 75% new. "The composition of this wine is coming now much closer to the original vision for this vintage and subsequently this wine," commented Manfred Krankl. The opaque purple-black colored 2016 Cumulus Vineyard No. 10 is a breathtaking WOW wine, from start to finish. It strides confidently out of the glass with bold, profound scents of preserved plums, blackberry coulis, blueberry pie and dried lavender, giving way to notes of espresso, spice cake, crushed stones, black truffles and beef drippings, plus a lifted waft of kirsch intertwined with red roses. The full-bodied palate is built like a skyscraper, featuring a solid line of firm, perfectly ripe, densely pixelated tannins and seamless freshness, taking all those complex dark fruit, earth and floral layers to a very long finish. Quite frankly, this is a monumental achievement for the Krankls—a formidable culmination creation that is simply without peers 4,932 bottles (just over 400 dozen) were made. This wine is packaged and sold in boxes containing three bottles and one magnum, and it is only sold via mailing list. This year—2016—one of the bottles is a Touriga Nacional." Wine Advocate #250, Aug 2020
Provenance: The Marocain Cellar
Notes:
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $2,500

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