Saturday, August 7, 2010

2007 Sineann Pinot Noir Oregon

Picked these up today locally as I saw them in 1/2 bottle format, and was intrigued when I read on the label that it was "finished with a glass enclosure."  I was a bit curious about the glass stopper, so I picked up the last two bottles they had.  Opened one up a few hours later, and sure enough, there is a glass enclosure under the plastic, with some sort of rubber gasket to help it stayed sealed I am guessing.  Nice idea, but who knows how long these will really hold on the bottle, and how the wine will age because of it. 

Popped and poured and a nice light ruby color in the glass.  Nice cherry and raspberry jam on the nose, with subtle earth and spice.  I really don't think this had an Oregon nose, but I am not complaining.  On the palate, some more cherry, strawberry, and raspberry dominated the palate, with again some earthiness, and spices.  Nice finish with well integrated tannins made this an easy daily drinker.  Decent pinot for the money, and a decent QPR.  Followed this with an '03 Fiddlehead 728 pinot noir, and this made for a good "appetizer" leading up to that bottle.  88 points.  Cheers!


GG said...

You have to try their Pinot Gris. It is AMAZING and the perfect thing for a summer day.

NJFoodies said...

Can't say we've had their Pinot Gris, but you never know when we'll come across it. Quite honestly, we're not big Pinot Gris / Pinot Grigio fans, but we do keep a few bottles around the house for guests. May have to pick it up if we see it locally.