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Date Printed: 7/29/2014
Sineann Pinot Noir 2008
Sineann Pinot Noir 2008
(search item no. 108266)
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/29/2014: $29.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The single vineyard Pinots are specific barrels or specific batches put together to be wonderful, distinctive Pinot Noirs. Most of the rest of the Pinot is blended into the Oregon. When it turns out as good as this year's Oregon Pinot, we are very happy. The grapes for this Pinot Noir came off several vineyards: Resonance, Able, Yates Conwill, Covey Ridge, Lachini and Schindler. Yes, a very nice set of sources! These are some of our favorite vineyards. We chose to blend strengths together and offer a less expensive, high quality wine. The wine is dark, aromatic and has great natural acidity. At this stage of development, most of its character is in a long, long finish - a good sign for the future of the wine! 2008 was a vintage that featured ripe grapes at somewhat lower alcohol levels. Cool, dry weather went on and on deep into October - the sort of year that produces our best Pinot Noirs. The wine should age for a very long time. At this point, bottles we open improve for weeks.
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