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Sineann Cellars

Owner(s) Peter Rosback
Web site www.sineann.com
 
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This owner and winemaker is Peter Rosback. Established in 1994, the winery is located in Newberg, Oregon. The Pinot Noirs tend to be high-spirited and lush and are sourced from excellent vineyards in the Willamette Valley and Northern Oregon. Rosback also crafts a number of other varietals from Oregon and Washington including Zinfandel, Merlot, Cabernet, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, and even a Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir from New Zealand. Rosback also makes wine for the Medici label which are styled differently tending to show more elegance. The wines may be ordered from the website by phone or e-mail. There is some retail distribution of the Pinot Noirs.

Reviewed Wines

2012 Sineann Resonance Vineyard Yamhill-Carlton Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

14.8% alc, $44, Vino- Seal glass closure. · From a very ripe vintage and displaying a level of fruit concentration rarely seen in Pinot Noir from the Willamette Valley. Moderately dark reddish-purple color in the glass. Nicely perfumed with aromas of blackberry preserves, Hoison sauce and spice. Very tasty core of blackberry and black currant fruit with a dusting of oak. Full-bodied, round and satisfying, with substantial yet balanced fine-grain tannins, and a sappy finish of uncommon generosity. This one will spice up your life. Score: 91. Reviewed November 9, 2013 ARTICLE »

2012 Sineann Resonance Vineyard Reserve Yamhill-Carlton Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

14.8% alc., $66, Vino-Seal glass closure. Sourced from the oldest vines in the vineyard and composed of a few best barrels. · You won’t find Pinot Noir with such fat richness like this very often from Oregon. Dark reddish-purple color in the glass. Captivating nose of black fruits, dark chocolate and spice. A rich, pedal-to-the-metal offering featuring flavors of black berries, black currant, dark chocolate, tobacco, smoke and bacon-driven umami. The broad shouldered and grainy tannins nicely balance out the onslaught of prodigious fruit. Still palate staining the next day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. This is one big rich pussycat. Score: 93. Reviewed November 9, 2013 ARTICLE »

2011 Sineann Resonance Vineyard Yamhill-Carlton Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.8% alc., $38. · Moderately dark reddish-purple color in the glass. Shy aromas of black cherries with a hint of rose petal and oak. Relatively lush core of black cherry fruit lashed with tobacco oak and buried in oak tannins. The wine has a curious sweet and sour finish. This bottling is usually one of my favorites from the Willamette Valley but this vintage falls short. Decent. Reviewed May 5, 2013 ARTICLE »

2010 Sineann Resonance Vineyard Yamhill-Carlton District Oregon Pinot Noir

13.8% alc., 400 cases $42, Vino-Loc glass closure (love this!). Small crop, low production. Vineyard farmed by Kevin and Carla Chambers using biodynamic techniques. · Medium reddish-purple color in the glass. Aromas of red berries, red cherries, potpourri and the slightest oak. Herb-flecked red berry flavor in a light and elegant style finishing savory and juicy. Velvety in the mouth and long and ephemeral on the finish. A delicate wine, yet flavorful, offering immense charm. Reviewed May 11, 2012 ARTICLE »

2009 Sineann Resonance Vineyard Yamhill-Carlton District Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.8% alc., 1,000 cases, $40, Vino-Seal. Sineann’s best Pinot Noir each year. The vineyard is meticulously farmed by Kevin and Carla chambers using biodynamic techniques. Yields are about two tons per acre. Pommard and Wädenswil clones. · Moderate reddish-purple color in the glass. The nose is floral and savory rather than fruity initially with black cherry aromas gradually emerging over time in the glass. Dark berries, black cherries and Damson plums are featured with a slight hint of tarry oak. Soft in the mouth, becoming more expressive over time in the glass. Mildly muscular tannins with a dry, berry jam finish. Much better the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Resist the urge to open it now. Love the glass closure. Very good (+). Reviewed November 2, 2011 ARTICLE »

2008 Sineann McGinlay’s Vineyard Marlborough New Zealand Pinot Noir

14.8% alc., $30. Sourced from one of the few hillside sites in Marlborough. Produced and bottled in New Zealand. · Sexy perfume of red fruits and baking spices. Tasty red berry core with impressive mid palate intensity and mouth coating persistence. Notes of herbs and seasoned oak in the background add interest. Well-structured for the long haul. Better the next day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Very good (+). Reviewed June 22, 2010 ARTICLE »

2008 Sineann Schindler Vineyard Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.8% alc., $35. Vino-Seal glass closure. This vineyard is farmed by Robert and Janet Schindler and is located northwest of Salem. · Moderately dark reddish-purple hue in the glass. Reserved aromas of dark stone fruits with a sidecar of smoky oak. Soft in the mouth with caressing tannins, and a black cherry fruit core that is moderately rich and perfectly ripe. Still somewhat brooding and linear at this stage. This wine underwent an amazing transformation with much more fruit expression and charm when tasted the following day from a previous opened and re-corked bottle. Cellar or decant if you drink now. Very good. Reviewed June 22, 2010 ARTICLE »

2007 Sineann Wyeast Vineyard Columbia Gorge Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., $35, Vino-Seal glass closure. From a vineyard in the Hood River Valley farmed by Dick and Christie Reed. · Moderately deep reddish-purple color in the glass. Patience is required to fully enjoy this wine. I found it grows on you as it gets significantly better over time in the glass. Appealing aromas of dark red cherries and berries with a hint of toasty oak. Delicious essence of fresh cherries and berries with a hint of soy and cherry skins. Beautifully balanced with bright acidity on the showy finish which sails along. This wine clearly shows the promising potential for Pinot Noir in the Hood River region of Oregon. Reviewed June 22, 2010 ARTICLE »

2005 Sineann Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.8% alc.. · Attractive fruit in the nose and flavors, but the tannins arrive at the finish with a rush. Reviewed March 27, 2007 ARTICLE »

2005 Sineann Lachini Vineyard Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.6% alc., $37. · Complex and alluring aromas of cherries, exotic woods, vanillin, and caramel. Dark red cherries, sassafras, and oak spice flavors with significant drying tannins which dominate the fruit now. The finish is a touch sour. This wine still needs time to soften the tannins but they will always be prominent. Reviewed September 15, 2008 ARTICLE »