Sine Qua Non, Next of Kyn and The Third Twin

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Sine Qua Non, Next of Kyn and The Third Twin

The end of the seven-hour drive to Oak View to taste with Elaine and Manfred Krankl has become my annual reset. Even in 2020, when no one was going anywhere, and everyone was mailing the samples, I visited. Because when we sit, discussing all the things that are not wine, intangible yet clearly relevant, the vintages pouring down all around us, and before I have sliced and diced the Krankls’ wines into the consistently numbered, formaldehyde-filled jars, the tallying of points in my head stops. There are more critical things to consider.

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