Objective & honest Restaurant & Wine Reviews by F. Scott, AKA "Jersey Foodies!" Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!
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!
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Born in Illinois, I spent my younger years as a local Chicago Foodie checking out restaurants in the city, and working as a waiter at many of the finest restaurants in the suburbs of Chicago. Look for me visiting a restaurant near you, or at one of the many local wine offlines throughout New Jersey