Sine Qua Non Covert Fingers Pinot Noir 2004

Sine Qua Non Covert Fingers Pinot Noir 2004

SKU C0328


The intense, distinctive wines of Elaine and Manfred Krankl are highly sought after for good reason: they are some of the very best wines being produced in the United States. And though the wines are already of the highest quality and sell out quickly each vintage, the Krankls continue to strive to make improvements. For those who have had the pleasure (and luck) to taste these wines over the years, one can notice even more refinement and harmony in each new release. The wines are at once very rich and elegant, superbly balanced and thoroughly harmonious with food, never overwhelming.
Category Red Wine
Region United States, Oregon, Santa Barbara
Brand Sine Qua Non
  • wa94

Wine AdvocateThe 462-case 2004 Pinot Noir Covert Fingers is seamless and elegant, with a ripe, layered profile of sweet cassis, forest floor, licorice and ground herbs. Coming all from the cooler climate Arita Hills Vineyard in the Sta. Rita Hills and completely destemmed, aged in 70% new French oak (the rest in 1-3-year-old barrels), never racked, and bottled unfined and unfiltered, it's a full-bodied, beautiful effort that's drinking at point. It's in no danger of falling off a cliff and should continue to shine through 2024, although I see no reason to hold off.

Jeb Dunnuck, June 25, 2015