SINEANN’S BRILLIANT PINOT NOIRS…AND OLD VINE ZIN TOO

Sineann’s Brilliant Pinot Noirs
And Old Vine Zin, Too

Sineann was one of Oregon’s first cult wineries, and their releases in the 2000s established winemaker and proprietor Peter Rosback as a bit of a wine phenom here. His wines became some of OregonPinotNoirDotCom’s best sellers, impossible to keep in stock. Demand skyrocketed from out-of-state markets. The French Laundry chose Sineann to make their house pinot noir, labeled “TFL.”
The trademark Sineann style is ripe wines with big texture, sometimes in the past with plenty of alcohol, and dosed with liberal amounts of expensive French oak. But the wines of recent years have come into better focus, and better balance, without losing any of the intensity. The collection below — just a few wines from their very extensive lineup — show strapping ripe, mature flavors, but with moderate alcohol, unobtrusive wood and fine structure.
Fruit is always the star of the show with Sineann wines, and each of these delivers abundant, juicy, vivid flavors that command attention and that really deliver the goods. If restraint and focus is your goal, look elsewhere. These are wines for the pinot noir hedonist!
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2015 Sineann Pinot Noir Oregon 
$30 / bottle
Pinotguy 91
Bright, and sassy red fruit flavors go “boom” on the palate! Vibrant acidity and a big “juiciness” factor make this irresistible wine a sure bet for immediate consumption. This is a terrific thirty-buck Oregon pinot and punches above its price level.
2014 Sineann Pinot Noir Schwab Vineyard 
Eola-Amity Hills AVA
$36 / bottle

 

Pinotguy 93 points
Rambunctious wild red berry flavors with a saturated, raspberry kirsch character, palate-staining fruit extract, and a lengthy red fruit finish. At 13.9, there’s no alcoholic heat, and the wine is quite ripe while retaining balance. Juicy and mouthwatering.
2014 Sineann Pinot Noir Yates Conwill Vineyard
Yamhill-Carlton
$42 / bottle

 

Pinotguy 93 points
Explosive medium and dark red fruit flavors with plums, dark cherries and plenty more on the flavor palate. Highly textured, super-lengthy. Carries its intensity and scale with remarkable with impressive savoir-faire, through a nearly endless finish.
2015 Sineann PN Wy’east Vineyard 
Columbia Gorge AVA
$36 / bottle
Pinotguy 93 points
Really appealing mixed berry flavors that fan out on the palate, delivering waves of flavor before slowly fading through a long fruit-centric finish. Fine tannins suffuse but do not intrude . . . balance is impeccable. Pure black cherry flavors dominate on the long, mineral-tinged finish. Delicious now, ageble as well.
The name Wy’east is the name for Oregon’s Mt. Hood, in the language of the Multnomah tribe, whose people lived around Portland, Oregon and the Columbia Gorge on both sides of the Columbia River.
2015 Zenith Vineyard 
Eola Amity Hills AVA   

$36 / bottle

Pinotguy 95 points

Dark red and blue fruits with a sappy, rich texture and a finish that never quits. Dense, with significant dry extract and a nice component of fine tannins and vivid acidity. This really settles on the palate with serious weight and intensity, but is nonetheless balanced right out of the gate. Flat out delicious.

2014 Sineann Old Vine Zin


Columbia Valley AVA

$39 / bottle

Pinotguy 94 Points
 
Dark berry liquor with fine, liquid tannins and a spicy, long-lingering finish. This is a vintage that blends the huge fruit of some vintages with the dark structure of other vintages, for a near-perfect iteration of this ancient-vine Oregon classic. This has undeniable appeal, abundant power, a thick, unctuous texture and highly complex flavors rolled into a unique vinous package. Great stuff..
The fruit source is the Pines Vineyard in The Dalles, Oregon. With vines estimated at 120 years old, this is a completely unique site in Oregon. Tiny yields are eked from the gnarly old stumps each vintage, and the character of the wine is always intense and complex.

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