Sine Qua Non – PAPA 2003
Dateline August 14 2007 in Boulder Colorado. Had dinner with friend Pete E at Flagstaff House Restaurant. The dinner was terrific, but the keystone of the night (besides a killer view from the corner table) was the wine — Sine Qua Non, Papa 2003. I am a huge fan of this hard to get winery produced by Elaine and Manfred Krankl in Venture California. What they have managed to do to obtain the most spectacular flavors from a grape is just out of this world. The wine was a substitute to the Midnight Oil we had selected but somehow disappeared from the wine cellar. It was served by Paige Bodine who after sharing a glass had a terrific smile.