Sine Qua Non Tant Pis Magnum 1995
Founded by maverick winemaker, Manfred Krankl, Sine Qua Non is perhaps the most famous of all the Californian cult wineries. Tant Pis! is one the very first wines ever released by Krankl and was made as an homage to Jacques Reynaud (pictured on the label), who was the owner and manager of Château Rayas in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. It is a blend of approximately 60% Grenache from legendary Rhône Ranger, John Alban, and 40% of his own Syrah. Old “Project Wines” from Manfred are exceptionally rare and only 150 magnums of this cuvée were bottled from a single barrel.