Sine Qua Non
- Elaine und Manfrd Krankl: „Our wines were born of pure passion and a wishful dream – to make something that is so distinctive and so delicious as to make it indispensable to wine lovers the world over. Clearly a rather lofty, even unrealistic notion, but one we decided to pursue anyway.“
Die Krankls stammen ursprünglich aus Österreich und versorgten einst mit Ihrer Bäckerei die Westküste mit gutem Brot. Das Qualitätsbewusstsein der Krankls führte sie dann als Weinmacher bald zu den ersten 100 Parker Punkten.
Jeder Jahrgang bekommt bei den Krankls einen eigenen Namen und ein neues Etikett, denn jeder Jahrgang ist anders.
- Robert Parkers WINE ADVOCATE, Lisa Perrotti-Brown: „“Naming wines is becoming impossible,” Manfred Krankl told me last year in a fit of frustration. “Everything has already been taken. Even, 'No Name!'” After this conversation, his nearly completed registration of the name “Squeezebox” for one of the new releases fell through. Someone had already registered that name. The wine’s name had to be changed to “Ziehharmonika,” meaning "squeezebox" in German. It was the last straw. The Krankl’s are done (for now) with new fanciful names for every new Sine Qua Non label each year. From 2019 onward, the wines are all to be called “Distenta,” meaning “unlabeled” in Latin, with a number to follow. Accordingly, the 2019 Grenache and Syrah releases this year are called “Distenta I.” “I cannot say that there will never be a fanciful name again, but for now, we are trying to avoid the nightmare of litigation or removing labels,” said Elaine Krankl. More importantly, the original artwork for the labels will continue to be different every year, as will the blending creation inside the bottle.“
Weingut: Sine Qua Non
Menschen/Inhaber: Elaine und Manfred Krankl
Region/Ort: Kalifornien, Napa Valley