Sharp young scents of black fruits, fresh herb and moist earth alert you to the varietal character. The wine is supple and focused, despite its youth, with sharp edges that reflect the high-toned flavors and high (15.1%) alcohol. Sineann's Pinot Noirs often benefit from the winery's early release program; it's less helpful with substantial Bordeaux reds such as this. Give it a few years.
Paul Gregutt is a Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine, a founding member of the magazine’s Tasting Panel, and reviews the wines of Oregon and Canada. The author of the critically-acclaimed Washington Wines & Wineries—The Essential Guide, he consulted on the Pacific Northwest entries in current versions of The World Atlas of Wine and The Oxford Companion to Wine.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.