Wines from Sine Qua Non

Sine Qua Non

Sine Qua Non

Sine Qua Non is yet another cult winery from California, USA. Manfred Krankl and his wife Elaine began starting their own winery after first working at several other estates and enhancing their skills.

The name “Sine Qua Non” means “without which there is nothing”. Their first vintage was 1994 (three barrels of the Syrah “Queen of Spades”). A specialist in Rhône varietals, most of their red wines are made from Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre grapes, while Marsanne, Roussanne and Viognier grapes are used for the white wines.

They also produced some sweet wines, with the help of famous Austrian winemaker Alois Kracher. However, when Alois Kracher suddenly passed away in 2006, Sine Qua Non stopped producing those rare wines.

Every year, Manfred Krankl uses his own artwork to create labels for the various wines they produce. Furthermore: Each vintage they bring out wines under a new (sometimes funny) name. Both the label and the wine’s name has to be approved by the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. A long and sometimes frustrating process, because of the numerous rejections.

The philosophy of Sine Qua Non is to make perfectly ripe, full bodied and full-flavored wines, that express the uniqueness of each vintage. In general, they use 40-60% new oak for the white wines and 60-100% new oak for the red wines and there is hardly any fining or filtration.

Sometimes Sine Qua Non also releases a rosé, made from Grenache grapes. The average annual production for all the wines is about 3500 cases, but since there is a waiting list for new consumers, it might take up to 10 years to get hold of some bottles. Multiple wines received the full 100 points by Robert Parker.

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Parker 100
Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - 17th Nail in my Cranium 2005

17th Nail in my Cranium

2005
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Parker 100
Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - A Shot in the Dark Syrah 2006

A Shot in the Dark Syrah

2006
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Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - And An Eight Track Rose 2013

And An Eight Track Rose

2013
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Parker 97
Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Atlantis Grenache 2A  2005

Atlantis Grenache 2A

2005
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Parker 100
Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Atlantis Syrah 1A 2005

Atlantis Syrah 1A

2005
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Parker 100
Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Atlantis Syrah 1B 2005

Atlantis Syrah 1B

2005
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Parker 100
Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Atlantis Syrah 1C 2005

Atlantis Syrah 1C

2005
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Parker 100
Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Atlantis Syrah Fe 203 1A (Syrah) 2005

Atlantis Syrah Fe 203 1A (Syrah)

2005
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Parker 95
Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - B-20 Shiraz 2008

B-20 Shiraz

2008
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Parker 95
Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - B-20 Shriaz 2008

B-20 Shriaz

2008
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Parker 96
Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Body and Soul 2007

Body and Soul

2007
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Parker 99
Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Dangerous Birds Grenache 2007

Dangerous Birds Grenache

2007
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Parker 98
Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Dangerous Birds Syrah  2007

Dangerous Birds Syrah

2007
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Parker 94
Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Deux Grenouilles White 2016

Deux Grenouilles White

2016
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Parker 97
Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Entre Chien et Loup 2015

Entre Chien et Loup

2015
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Parker 98
Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Female 2013

Female

2013
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Parker 98
Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Five Shooter Grenache 2010

Five Shooter Grenache

2010
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Parker 98
Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Five Shooter Grenache 2010

Five Shooter Grenache

2010
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Parker 98
Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Five Shooter Syrah 2010

Five Shooter Syrah

2010
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Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Gallinata 2014

Gallinata

2014
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Parker 97
Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Grenache Dark Blossom 2011

Grenache Dark Blossom

2011
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Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Grenache Dirt Vernacular 2016

Grenache Dirt Vernacular

2016
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Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Grenache E 2015

Grenache E

2015
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Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Grenache E 2015

Grenache E

2015
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Parker 98
Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Grenache The Gorgeous Victim 2017

Grenache The Gorgeous Victim

2017
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Parker 96
Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Grenache This Is Not An Exit 2009

Grenache This Is Not An Exit

2009
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Parker 99
Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Heart Chorea 2002

Heart Chorea

2002
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Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Heels over Head 2000

Heels over Head

2000
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Parker 95
Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Hoodoo Man 2006

Hoodoo Man

2006
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Parker 96
Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - In flagrante Syrah 2000

In flagrante Syrah

2000
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Parker 97
Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - In The Abstract 2012

In The Abstract

2012
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Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - in the Abstract White 2012

in the Abstract White

2012
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Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - In the Crosshairs Grenache 2006

In the Crosshairs Grenache

2006
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Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Inaugural Grenache 2003

Inaugural Grenache

2003
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Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Inaugural Syrah 2003

Inaugural Syrah

2003
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Parker 99
Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Into the Dark 2004

Into the Dark

2004
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Parker 100
Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Jusqu'a l'Os Grenache 2013

Jusqu'a l'Os Grenache

2013
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Parker 100
Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Just For the Love of It 2002

Just For the Love of It

2002
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Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Just For the Love of It 2002

Just For the Love of It

2002
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Parker 97
Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Kolibri 2008

Kolibri

2008
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Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Labels Syrah 2007

Labels Syrah

2007
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Parker 98
Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Le Chemin Vers L'Heresie Grenache  2015

Le Chemin Vers L'Heresie Grenache

2015
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Parker 100
Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Le Supplement Syrah 2013

Le Supplement Syrah

2013
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Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Li' L E Grenache 2003

Li' L E Grenache

2003
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Parker 97
Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Lightmotif White Blend 2014

Lightmotif White Blend

2014
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Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Male 2013

Male

2013
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Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Male 2013

Male

2013
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Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Marauder 1999

Marauder

1999
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Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Midnight Oil 2001

Midnight Oil

2001
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Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - More than a Number 2002

More than a Number

2002
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Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Mr K Gewurztramainer Eiswein 1999

Mr K Gewurztramainer Eiswein

1999
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Sine Qua Non - Mr K Semillon Vin de Paille 1998

Mr K Semillon Vin de Paille

1998
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Sine Qua Non - Mr K the Noble Man 2005

Mr K the Noble Man

2005
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Sine Qua Non - Mr K the Noble Man and Strawman Assortment box 2005

Mr K the Noble Man and Strawman Assortment box

2005
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Sine Qua Non - Mr K the Strawman 2005

Mr K the Strawman

2005
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Sine Qua Non - Mr K Viognier Trockenbeerauslese 1998

Mr K Viognier Trockenbeerauslese

1998
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Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Next Of Kyn II 2008

Next Of Kyn II

2008
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Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Next Of Kyn II Magnum 2008

Next Of Kyn II Magnum

2008
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Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Next Of Kyn No 4 2010

Next Of Kyn No 4

2010
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Sine Qua Non - Next Of Kyn Numero Um 2015

Next Of Kyn Numero Um

2015
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Winespect. - J. Suckling 85
Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - No 6 2001

No 6

2001
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Parker 100
Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Ode to E Grenache 2004

Ode to E Grenache

2004
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Parker 99
Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Ode to E Syrah 2004

Ode to E Syrah

2004
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Parker 93
Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Omega Shea Vineyard (Pinot Noir) 2003

Omega Shea Vineyard (Pinot Noir)

2003
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Parker 93
Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - On the Lam 2009

On the Lam

2009
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Parker 99
Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - On your Toes Syrah 2001

On your Toes Syrah

2001
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Parker 94
Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Over and Out Arrita Hills Vineyard (Pinot Noir) 2005

Over and Out Arrita Hills Vineyard (Pinot Noir)

2005
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Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Packin' Rosy Rose 2009

Packin' Rosy Rose

2009
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Parker 100
Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Pajarito Del Amor Grenache 2016

Pajarito Del Amor Grenache

2016
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Parker 98
Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Papa Syrah 2003

Papa Syrah

2003
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Parker 97
Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Pearl Clutcher Chardonnay  2012

Pearl Clutcher Chardonnay

2012
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Parker 99
Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Petite Sirah The Writing On The Wall 2012

Petite Sirah The Writing On The Wall

2012
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Parker 97
Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Pictures Grenache 2007

Pictures Grenache

2007
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Parker 100
Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Piranha Waterdance Syrah  2014

Piranha Waterdance Syrah

2014
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Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Poker Face Syrah 2004

Poker Face Syrah

2004
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Parker 99
Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Ratsel 2016

Ratsel

2016
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Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Ratsel 2016

Ratsel

2016
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Parker 100
Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Rattrapante Grenache 2012

Rattrapante Grenache

2012
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Parker 98
Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Raven Series Grenache No. 8 2006

Raven Series Grenache No. 8

2006
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Parker 98
Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Raven Series Syrah No 1 Grenache 2006

Raven Series Syrah No 1 Grenache

2006
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Winespect. - J. Suckling 97
Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Raven Series Syrah No 10 (magnum) 2006

Raven Series Syrah No 10 (magnum)

2006
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Winespect. - J. Suckling 97
Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Raven Series Syrah No 3 2006

Raven Series Syrah No 3

2006
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Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Raven Series Syrah No 4 2006

Raven Series Syrah No 4

2006
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Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Raven Series Syrah No 5 2006

Raven Series Syrah No 5

2006
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Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Raven Series Syrah No 6+7 2006

Raven Series Syrah No 6+7

2006
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Parker 98
Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Raven Series Syrah No 9 2006

Raven Series Syrah No 9

2006
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Parker 98
Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Rien Ne Va Plus 2001

Rien Ne Va Plus

2001
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Parker 98
Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Shakti Grenache 2014

Shakti Grenache

2014
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Parker 97
Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Stein Grenache 2012

Stein Grenache

2012
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Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Stein Grenache 2012

Stein Grenache

2012
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Parker 98
Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Stock Syrah 2012

Stock Syrah

2012
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Parker 100
Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Stockholm Syndrome Grenache 2010

Stockholm Syndrome Grenache

2010
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Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Stockholm Syndrome Syrah  2010

Stockholm Syndrome Syrah

2010
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Parker 99
Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - SUBIR Syrah 2016

SUBIR Syrah

2016
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Parker 93
Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Sublime Isolation 2003

Sublime Isolation

2003
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Parker 95
Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Syrah B 20 2008

Syrah B 20

2008
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Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Syrah Dark Blossom 2011

Syrah Dark Blossom

2011
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Parker 96
Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Syrah Impostor McCoy 1997

Syrah Impostor McCoy

1997
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Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Syrah Le Supplement 2013

Syrah Le Supplement

2013
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Parker 99
Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Syrah M 2015

Syrah M

2015
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Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Syrah The Hated Hunter 2017

Syrah The Hated Hunter

2017
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Parker 97
Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Syrah This Is Not An Exit 2009

Syrah This Is Not An Exit

2009
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Parker 97
Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Tectumque 2016

Tectumque

2016
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Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - The Complicator Pinot Noir 1997

The Complicator Pinot Noir

1997
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Parker 97
Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - The Duel Grenache 2008

The Duel Grenache

2008
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Parker 97
Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - The Duel Syrah 2008

The Duel Syrah

2008
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Parker 97
Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - The Line 2008

The Line

2008
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Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - The Line 2008

The Line

2008
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Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - The Moment 2011

The Moment

2011
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Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - The Monkey 2010

The Monkey

2010
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Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - The Naked Truth Grenache 2005

The Naked Truth Grenache

2005
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Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - The Naked Truth Grenache 2005

The Naked Truth Grenache

2005
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Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - The Petition 2005

The Petition

2005
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Parker 96
Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - The Rejuvenators White Blend 2004

The Rejuvenators White Blend

2004
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Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - The Thrill of Stamp Syrah 2009

The Thrill of Stamp Syrah

2009
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Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - The Thrill of Stamp Syrah 2009

The Thrill of Stamp Syrah

2009
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Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - This is not an Exit Grenache  2009

This is not an Exit Grenache

2009
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Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Touche Syrah 2012

Touche Syrah

2012
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Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Trouver l'Arene Syrah 2015

Trouver l'Arene Syrah

2015
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Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Trouver l'Arene Syrah 2015

Trouver l'Arene Syrah

2015
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Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Upside Down Grenache 2009

Upside Down Grenache

2009
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Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Upside Down Grenache 2009

Upside Down Grenache

2009
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Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Upside Down Grenache 2009

Upside Down Grenache

2009
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Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Ventriloquist 2001

Ventriloquist

2001
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Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Whispering E 2002

Whispering E

2002
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Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - White Wine Resiste 2013

White Wine Resiste

2013
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Sine Qua Non
Sine Qua Non - Ziehharmonika Syrah 2018

Ziehharmonika Syrah

2018
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