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Sine Qua Non Distenta 2020 White Wine

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Vintage: 2020
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    Sine Qua Non Distenta 2020 White Wine is an extraordinary creation by winemaker Manfred Krankl, which continues to captivate the wine community with its unique blend and remarkable taste profile. This wine has been crafted from a meticulous blend of 32% Roussanne, 26% Viognier, 25% Chardonnay, 12% Gelber Muskateller, and 5% Petit Manseng, sourced from esteemed vineyards across Santa Barbara County. Aged for 23 months in 45% new French oak barrels, puncheons, and demi-muids, it represents a bold step in white wine production, showcasing the ambitious vision of its creators.

    Upon first glance, the Sine Qua Non Distenta 2020 White Wine greets the eyes with a deep golden hue, suggesting a richness that is further confirmed upon engaging with its aroma. The nose is met with an intense bouquet of fresh honey, derived from Roussanne and Petit Manseng, blended with the exotic sweetness of island fruits. This complex fragrance invites the taster into a world of aromatic splendor, setting the stage for the tasting experience.

    The palate is treated to a luxuriously creamy texture that dances with complexity, each sip revealing a new facet of the wine’s flavor profile. The lush and long-lasting taste is balanced with a lively agility, making it irresistibly moreish. The Sine Qua Non Distenta White Wine 2020 offers a comprehensive and delicious delight that leaves a lasting impression, inviting you to explore its depths further.

    Critical acclaim for this wine has been outstanding, with Wine Advocate awarding it 99 points for its polarizing style, intense aromatics, and powerful structure. The wine’s unique combination of aromatic grape varieties and new wood integration has been highlighted as a surprisingly successful blend. Jeb Dunnuck has also praised the Sine Qua Non white wine, giving it high ratings for its balance, richness, and complexity. These critiques underscore the wine’s potential for unique savory development over the next 10 to 15+ years, making it a must-have for enthusiasts of aromatic, textural whites.

    The Sine Qua Non Distenta 2020 White Wine, produced in a limited batch of only 944 cases, is a testament to the winery’s commitment to quality and innovation. Under the guidance of Manfred Krankl, Sine Qua Non continues to push the boundaries of winemaking, crafting wines that are not only delicious but also thought-provoking and memorable. Whether you’re a seasoned wine collector or a curious enthusiast, the Sine Qua Non Distenta 2020 offers an omakase-like experience’”a journey through flavors and aromas that is as unexpected as it is delightful.

     

    31 reviews for Sine Qua Non Distenta 2020 White Wine

    1. Joey Tarango

      The White Blend wine from sine qua non, the Sine Qua Non Distenta 2020, is a must-try. Winemaker Manfred Krankl has done a fantastic job.

    2. Joshua Roberts

      The Sine Qua Non Distenta 2020 white wine is a testament to the quality of California wines. The grapefruit undertone adds a unique twist.

    3. Rose Morrical

      The Sine Qua Non Distenta 2020 is the epitome of sine qua non white wine. The grapefruit flavor adds a refreshing tanginess.

    4. Wendell Rodriguez

      The Sine Qua Non Distenta 2020 White Wine has a lovely grapefruit undertone that’s perfectly balanced. Highly recommended!

    5. Clarence Hemenway

      A bottle of Sine Qua Non Distenta White Wine 2020 is a treat for the senses. The butter flavor is smooth and the grapefruit hint adds a refreshing twist.

    6. Henry Short

      The Sine Qua Non Distenta White Wine 2020 was a delightful surprise. The grapefruit flavor was refreshing and not too overpowering; a perfect summer drink.

    7. Kristin Corona

      I’m in love with the Sine Qua Non White Wine. The grapefruit and butter notes are a unique combo that works so well. It’s a testament to the skill of sine qua non winemaker, Manfred Krankl.

    8. Robert Bayliff

      Enjoying a bottle of sine qua non white wine is always a treat. The Sine Qua Non Distenta 2020 is no exception. Love the grapefruit hint!

    9. Deborah Harman

      The Sine Qua Non Distenta White Wine 2020 is a game changer. It’s a buttery, grapefruit-infused experience that’s a testament to the skill of sine qua non winemaker, Manfred Krankl. A must-try!

    10. Darlene Eckerson

      The Sine Qua Non Distenta 2020 is a masterpiece. The balance between the grapefruit and butter flavors is phenomenal. A testament to the skills of winemaker Manfred Krankl.

    11. Gwendolyn Fendler

      I had the pleasure of trying the Sine Qua Non Distenta 2020 recently. Its buttery smoothness, coupled with a hint of grapefruit, makes it a standout among California wines.

    12. Kristen Mathis

      After tasting the Sine Qua Non Distenta White Wine 2020, I see why it’s highly recommended by Wine Advocate at 99 points. The grapefruit flavor is just the right balance of tart and sweet.

    13. Brent Tyson

      Sine Qua Non Distenta 2020 is a sine qua non white wine that leaves a memorable buttery finish. It’s a pleasure to drink.

    14. Guy Gamache

      Sine Qua Non Distenta 2020 is a white blend wine from sine qua non that’s quite delightful. Love the buttery texture it leaves on the palate.

    15. Ruth Lee

      The Sine Qua Non Distenta 2020 is a brilliant showcase of what the sine qua non winemaker can do. The grapefruit undertone is refreshing and unique.

    16. Dawn Piatt

      This bottle of sine qua non winemaker’s creation is amazing! The Sine Qua Non Distenta 2020 is a winner, with its complex flavors and buttery notes.

    17. Kristy Natale

      Sine Qua Non Distenta White Wine 2020 is a must-try for all wine lovers. The sine qua non winemaker has truly created a masterpiece.

    18. Letitia Waite

      Highly recommended by Wine Advocate at 99 points, the Sine Qua Non Distenta White Wine 2020 is a true testament to sine qua non’s commitment to quality.

    19. Celia Guerrero

      Winemaker Manfred Krankl has outdone himself with the Sine Qua Non Distenta White Wine 2020. The butter flavor is exquisite.

    20. Ida Nieves

      Sine Qua Non Distenta 2020 is a White Blend wine from sine qua non that’s truly in a league of its own. The butter flavor adds a unique richness that’s simply irresistible.

    21. Diane Dew

      Rated 100 points by Jeb Dunnuck, the Sine Qua Non Distenta 2020 is a testament to the quality of sine qua non’s offerings. The buttery flavor is simply divine.

    22. Dwight Martinez

      Sine Qua Non Distenta White Wine 2020 is a true gem among California wines. The hint of grapefruit adds a lovely complexity to the flavor.

    23. Jeremiah Isbell

      Rated 100 points by Jeb Dunnuck and I can see why. The Sine Qua Non Distenta White Wine 2020 is truly a top-tier wine.

    24. Brenda Gause

      Rated 100 points by Jeb Dunnuck, the Sine Qua Non Distenta White Wine 2020 absolutely lives up to the hype. It’s a stunning blend of grapefruit and butter notes that leaves a lasting impression.

    25. Lisa Hill

      Highly recommended by Wine Advocate at 99 points, the Sine Qua Non Distenta White Wine 2020 doesn’t disappoint. It’s a pleasure to drink.

    26. Rebecca Brunet

      Sine Qua Non Distenta 2020 is the epitome of California wines. The grapefruit flavor is vibrant and fresh, and the buttery finish is truly divine.

    27. Benny Lockard

      Sine Qua Non Distenta 2020 – a white blend wine from sine qua non that leaves you wanting more. The buttery finish is delightful!

    28. Lorena Callis

      Sine Qua Non is synonymous with quality and their Distenta White Wine 2020 is a testament to this. Its grapefruit and butter notes are perfectly blended, making it a wine that’s hard to forget.

    29. Elinor Smith

      Sine Qua Non Distenta White Wine 2020 is a revelation! The butter flavor is so smooth and velvety; it’s a must-try.

    30. Curtis Vaughn

      Sine Qua Non Distenta 2020 White Wine is a must-try for any wine aficionado. It’s like a symphony of buttery notes and grapefruit zest, truly a masterpiece from sine qua non winemaker, Manfred Krankl.

    31. Jason Schmidt

      The White Blend wine from sine qua non has a grapefruit hint that’s so refreshing. The Sine Qua Non Distenta 2020 is worth every penny.

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    Critical Acclaim

    WA 99
    Wine Advocate
    The 2020 White Wine Distenta II could be a polarizing wine due to its unique style, intense aromatics and powerful structure, but I can't get enough of this blend of 32% Roussanne, 26% Viognier, 25% Chardonnay, 12% Gelber Muskateller and 5% Petit Manseng. Grapes were sourced from Santa Babara County and beyond, including Eleven Confessions Estate Vineyard (52%), The Third Twin Estate Vineyard (22%), Cumulus Estate Vineyard (13%) and Chardonnay from Bien Nacido (13%). It was matured around 23 months in 45% new French oak barrels, puncheons and demi-muids and was bottled in August of 2022. Drinking the White Distenta II is an omakase-like experience, an unexpected journey that begins with naturally bitter phenolics, blossoms into soaring perfume and finishes with dessert-like honeyed tones. On day one, the wine is overt and bold, while day two reveals a fresher, livelier white with finer detail, as if the wine is coming into focus. In the mouth, it's expansive and luxuriously satiny. Despite its powerful style and unabashed ripeness, it carries its 15.8% alcohol expertly and maintains a focused streak of tangy acidity. The finish is especially unique, offering touches of butterscotch that complement its perfumed fruit—a rare combination of aromatic grape varieties and classy new wood that works surprisingly well! If you're a fan of aromatic, textural whites, purchase as many bottles as you can so that you can follow what's sure to be unique savory development in bottle over the next 10 to 15+ years. Only 944 cases were made.
    JD 100
    Jeb Dunnuck
    The 2020 Grenache Distenta II is a blend of mostly 78% Grenache and the rest Mourvèdre, Syrah, Petite Sirah, and a tiny splash of Viognier. It's a ripe, sexy, insanely good barrel sample that has remarkable purity, tons of black raspberry and cassis fruits, perfect balance, full-bodied richness, and an already complex bouquet of violets, spice, and flowers. I continue to be blown away by what this estate seems to achieve with Grenache in just about every vintage.

    What does Sine Qua Non Distenta 2020 White Wine taste like?


    Light
    Bold
    Dry
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    Acidic
    Oaky Flavors of the wine

    butter

    Citrus notes found in the wine

    grapefruit

    Food Pairing with Sine Qua Non Distenta 2020 White Wine

    Our wine experts think this Tropical and Balanced Sine Qua Non Distenta 2020 White Wine wine would be a match made in heaven with these dishes. Bon appétit!

    Other Vintages:

    2019
    • WA 99
    • JD 100
    • VIN 94

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