Another great value from this winery. Light golden in color. The nose has lychees and a bit of minerals. Medium bodied, slightly viscous. Moderate acidity. This is slightly sweet on the palate. A bit of citrus. Nice finish. This drinks easily on its own and works with lighter or medium bodied foods. Drink now, this was probably a bit fresher a year or so ago.
This is a canned bottle of sparkling wine. It seems to be some sort of Champagne blend that sells for $7 a 375ml can. It's easy to make fun of this wine, but I found it fine. It would probably be a bigger hit with millennial's and Gen-Z'ers than a bunch of crabby old men. Light golden in color. Not much of a nose to it. Slight minerality. On the palate, this is slightly sweet, slightly tart. Citrus. Some minerality. Easy to drink. Quick finish. There is a place for canned sparkling wines as they are easier to transport (and safer) and open.
Peter Rosback will occasionally pull a barrel that is at a higher level and bottle it as a Reserve. Such is the case with this bottle. Deep ruby in color. The nose is great with sour cherries, black cherries, baking spices and slight cedar. On the palate, this has a great texture. Lush, yet with plenty of vibrancy. Juicy sour cherry fruit over some earthiness with a bit of char. Good acidity. Long finish. This should continue to improve for five to seven years and be good for a decade or two after that. It will work well with fowl or heartier sea food dishes.
This is made by an Oregon producer using Washington fruit. Screw capped. Champoux Vineyard is one of Washington's finest. This Merlot is quite good and certainly better than many California Merlots at similar pricing. Purple in color, ruby at the rim. The nose has black cherries, chocolate, and spice. On the palate, this is medium bodied. Some depth. Light tannins. This is still youthful and may improve a bit over the next three to five years. It should be good for another five to seven after that. It will work well with roasts and casseroles.
Sineann lost a couple of it's best vineyard sources but this vineyard seems better than ever. Of course, this is a reserve bottling. Medium/dark ruby in color. The nose has cherries, sour cherries, baking spices, and cedar. A slight dry earthiness comes out with air. On the palate, this has a wonderful texture. Sour cherries and cherries over spices with slight char. Good finish. This is a delicious wine. It has a nice depth but will need to be aged a bit to show some delineations. It will continue to get better for the next five years or so and be good for ten to fifteen after th
This is an artificially frozen dessert wine from the Scorched Earth Vineyard. It is made from Syrah grapes that were harvested at 37 brix. The residual sugar 8% and 14.5% ABV. It has held up quite well and is drinking very well, perhaps, on better now. Purple in color. The nose has black raspberries, a simple syrup note, plums and chocolate covered raisins. On the palate, this is drinking well. Sweet, not cloying. Very port-like. Not a ton of complexity. Goes quite well with a bit of cheese or chocolate. This was a one off and only made this one time.
Sineann sadly no longer utilizes fruit from this vineyard. Panther Creek does, but I have yet to try one. Peter Rosback did amazing things with this vineyard back in the day. At age 10, this is still youthful but drinking wonderfully. For Oregon, Sineann wines tend to be big at birth, but as they age, they mellow and integrate. This one is just starting to. Deep ruby in color. The nose has cherries, slight sour cherries, a slight bit of cedar and a nice earthiness. On the palate, the sour cherries and slight cherries layer with the clean earthiness. Great balance and energy. Deep
A very nice Chardonnay from Oregon. Light golden/yellow in color, just a hint of cloudiness. The nose is big with a bit of oak/vanilla. Nice red apples and a bit of lemon cream. On the palate, this is a bit fat but enough acidity to make it work. Apples and slight lemons. Good finish. This is terrific on it own, a bit more limited with food but would be great with sea food or lighter middle eastern foods. While it won't get better, it still has five years (at least left).
Sineann gets grapes in Oregon and Washington and makes quite a few different wines. This one is a blend of grapes that did not get bottled as a single varietal. It is always a great wine and a better value. This vintage it contains Merlot, Cabernet and Zinfandel. By the way, Abondante means "generous" in Italian. Purple in color. The nose has cassis, black cherries, spice, slight chocolate and forest floor. On the palate, there are light tannins. This is medium to full bodied. Plenty of black cherry fruit with some cherry over a forest floor quality. Good finish. This is very fle
This is from a can although it appears they also sell this in bottles. It is a blend of Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault and Grenache. It has a reasonably deep pink/ruby color. The nose has cherries and raspberries. On the palate, this is easy drinking and refreshing. Flavors of cherries and strawberries. No tannins. Ready to drink now. Worked well with salty fried food but should go with a wide variety of foods. The trend of wine cans is catching on. For wines that are made for now, this is a convenient, non-breakable alternative. I hope more wineries go this route.