Sine Qua Non Mr K Straw Man Vin de Paille Marsanne Half 2005
Between 1998 and 2006, Californian cult winery Sine Qua Non also made a range of sweet wines in collaboration with famed Austrian winemaker, Alois Kracher. ‘Straw Man’ denotes a style akin to the Vin de Paille wines of the Rhône Valley whereby grapes are air-dried on straw mats for several months before fermentation. The 2005 is made from 100% Marsanne from the Beckmen Vineyard and contains 392g/L of residual sugar.
Robert Parker awarded this a perfect 100-point score in The Wine Advocate.