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Home >> Sine Qua Non >> 2008 Sine Qua Non Kolibri Proprietary White
2008 Sine Qua Non Kolibri Proprietary White
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Size=750 ml, RP[97]

"The 2008 Kolibri continues the brilliant success Krankl has had with dry whites. As one can see when visiting his cellars, he is now using the fashionable concrete eggs as part of the white wines- upbringing. About 25% new French oak is used, and the balance is older barrels. Most of the fruit is from estate vineyards, with about 18% purchased from the Bien Nacido Vineyard. The final blend is 69% Roussanne and 31% Viognier. As is found in all Krankl's whites, the 2008 Kolibri possesses extraordinary aromatics. Abundant notes of marmalade, honeysuckle, white flowers, and candied citrus are accompanied by good acidity, beautiful intensity and purity, and a layered, fresh, medium to full-bodied mouthfeel. The wine is intense, but never heavy or overbearing. It is impossible to estimate which vintages will age well. I recently had the 2001 Albino and 2002 Lil- E and both were still brilliant. Other whites seem to go through a more funky stage from which they are unlikely to rebound. Consequently, as good as they are, I tend to drink them during their first several years of life." - Robert Parker, Wine Advocate #190 (Aug 30, 2010)