Sleek and spicy, the Lachini Vineyard bottling from Sineann seems to reflect the difficulties of the '07 vintage a bit more than some of the others. It's well made and approachable, but it seems slightly dilute; it does not have the sweet meaty character of previous vintages. A fine effort in a difficult year, with spicy cranberry, earthy cherry, and a finishing streak of breakfast tea.
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.