Sine Qua Non Queen of Hearts 1995
Founded by the inimitable Manfred & Elaine Krankl, Sine Qua Non have been quietly making some of the most highly rated & desirable wines in the world for over 25 years. Based in California's central coast region, they buy fruit from some of the region's most respected growers & winemakings alongside cultivating their own vines. The Krankl's love of the great wines of France's Rhône Valley instinctively led them to using grape varieties such as Syrah, Grenache, Roussanne & Viognier to fashion wines of great complexity, balance & intensity.
Only around 300 bottles were ever produced of Queen of Hearts, which was Manfred Kankl's first ever bottling of dry rosé. The wine was never sold & only ever distributed among friends of the winery, making it one of the rarest bottlings ever released by arguably California's most sought-after cult winery.