Sineann makes some of the bolder Pinot's in Oregon, but they age beautifully.  In fact, if the style on release is too big for your tastes, just hold onto them.  At age eight, this one is somewhere in between.  It is drinking beautifully if not yet at peak.  Deep ruby in color with some purple swirls.  The nose has black cherries, sour cherries, spice and just the slightest bit of earthy funk starting to develop.  On the palate, this drinks younger.  Lots of cherries and slight sour cherries with just a bit of underlying earthiness.  Tight at first, it unwinds in the glass.  Great mouthfeel.  Nice finish.  This vineyard is not the basis of the Louis Jadot wines from Oregon.  If one's tastes run to California, this may be getting old.  If, however, one prefers Burgundy, then this needs a few more years.  I think it drinks great now but will continue to dos so for another ten to fifteen years as it ages.  It works nicely on its own but is better with food.  Fowl or casseroles are a good choice.  Disclaimer - I have known and been friends with the winemaker since our college days at Purdue in the 1970's.  

Grade: 
A
Score: 
94
Vintage: 
2012

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