Sine Qua Non

Pearl Clutcher Chardonnay

9.88 ratings
101 pro ratings
Central Coast, California, USA
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Michael Brughelli

Leave it to the MAN to craft the most sought after (and most expensive) domestic Chardonnay out there. #biennacido #respect Thanks to Chris Hammell for sharing this gem.

Leave it to the MAN to craft the most sought after (and most expensive) domestic Chardonnay out there. #biennacido #respect Thanks to Chris Hammell for sharing this gem.

Dec 30th, 2015
John Van Trijp

SQN night!

SQN night!

Feb 8th, 2020
Roman Sukley

Only about 50 cases of this 100% Chardonnay made by Manfred. I now fear that the rarity combined with the crazy prices being demanded for the few bottles produced will destine most to be held as trophies by well-heeled collectors who will never taste them. And that's a shame because this wine is epic! Decadent and unapologetic, this is a mouth-coating monster of a Chardonnay, crafted as only Manfred can. White flowers, apricots, peaches with a hint of buttered popcorn on the nose. Explosive mid palate finishing with a touch of butterscotch. Densely concentrated and layered. Lingering finish. Recommend a lengthy decant. Right up there with Rien Ne Va Plus as my all time favorite SQN White. Interesting because that was a 100% Roussanne. Maybe Manfred should reconsider blending? Don't think I'll make that suggestion!

Only about 50 cases of this 100% Chardonnay made by Manfred. I now fear that the rarity combined with the crazy prices being demanded for the few bottles produced will destine most to be held as trophies by well-heeled collectors who will never taste them. And that's a shame because this wine is epic! Decadent and unapologetic, this is a mouth-coating monster of a Chardonnay, crafted as only Manfred can. White flowers, apricots, peaches with a hint of buttered popcorn on the nose. Explosive mid palate finishing with a touch of butterscotch. Densely concentrated and layered. Lingering finish. Recommend a lengthy decant. Right up there with Rien Ne Va Plus as my all time favorite SQN White. Interesting because that was a 100% Roussanne. Maybe Manfred should reconsider blending? Don't think I'll make that suggestion!

Apr 7th, 2017
Ron Siegel

Doing 32 SQN Reds and 6 whites as well as a number of his stickies
tonight. This is the largest tasting of Sine Qua Non wines that I have ever heard about.

1st 100 % Chard from Manfred.

Doing 32 SQN Reds and 6 whites as well as a number of his stickies
tonight. This is the largest tasting of Sine Qua Non wines that I have ever heard about.

1st 100 % Chard from Manfred.

Jan 31st, 2015
Alejandro Lopez

2012

Nov 23rd, 2014
Roman Sukley

Mon Dieu! Chard From SQN??
Is there anything the man can't do? So concentrated and full-bodied. Absolutely decadent. Hope to see more of these in the future.

Mon Dieu! Chard From SQN??
Is there anything the man can't do? So concentrated and full-bodied. Absolutely decadent. Hope to see more of these in the future.

Nov 1st, 2014
James Cahill

Most would not be able to identify this rare gem as Cali Chard, but the group consensus was that this was an epic awesome wine. Another Krankl SQN stunner.

Most would not be able to identify this rare gem as Cali Chard, but the group consensus was that this was an epic awesome wine. Another Krankl SQN stunner.

Sep 30th, 2016
Jeroen Koenen

Jeroen had this 10 months ago

Jeroen had this 10 months ago

Feb 8th, 2020
Thijs Hendriks

Thijs had this 10 months ago

Thijs had this 10 months ago

Feb 8th, 2020