Organically certified grapes from the Oak Ridge vineyard create a delicate Gewürztraminer that seems to float on a bed of sweet balm, lemony citrus and wet stone. it’s dry, graceful and tangy, with no hint of residual sugar.
Ripe and fruity, this forward, candied wine is for those who love ultraripe Zinfandel berry flavors, set in rich baking spices. It’s full, forward and powerful, but carries a whiff of burnt rubber and some serious heat in the finish.
In case you miss the hard to read Red Table Wine print, there’s a cartoon drawing of a red table with wine on it on the label. An unidentified blend, it tastes of strawberries, raspberries and milk chocolate, in a light (for Sineann) and very pleasant blend. Just a hint of stem in the tannins.
This red wine named simply Blend is a mix of Columbia Valley grapes. This is bigger and spicier than Sineann’s Red Table Wine, with more concentration. The acids and tannins are in a standoff at the moment, but throw a steak into the mix and you’ll have a party.
This is a quintessential café red, with a lively, brambly potpourri of fruits and plenty of acid to juice it up. It’s fresh and forward and ready to go right now. Nothing too fancy, but plenty of ripe flavor for the price.
This red wine named simply Blend is – guess what! – a mix of Columbia valley grapes, including Syrah, Petite Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel and Grenache. This is bigger and spicier than Sineann’s other blend, called simple Red Table Wine, and shows more concentration. The acids and tannins are in a stand-off at the moment, but throw a steak into the…
This Eola Hills Pinot is the lightest of the lineup, almost to the point of seeming thin. It is also the most herbal, and carries a whiff of blood, like raw meat. Pretty, delicate berry flavored fruit is laced with cinnamon, then turns rough in the tannic finish.
The winery has an outstanding track record with Oregon varieties. Now that they’ve moved southward, the results are average. Their first Napa Merlot is rich and well-structured, but kind of sweet and simple in vanilla-flavored cherries, currants and black raspberries, with a chocolate edge. The alcohol level, in the mid-15s, is a problem.