Sineann Old Vine Zinfandel is the Pacific Northwest's only cult Zinfandel. Huge and lush are understatements. It enters your mouth like a plush velvet carpet, with oozing blackberry and plum jam flavors followed by a finish that just takes over!
From tree-trunk like 100 year-old vines in Lonnie Wright's Pines Vineyard, near the Dalles (Oregon).
Winemaker Peter Rosback describes his most popular wine: "Our flagship wine. It is the oldest producing vineyard in the Pacific
Northwest at nearly 100 years old. Every year it makes either the best
wine we put out or very close to it. In 2007 we picked at 25+ Brix,
cropping at under two tons per acre. The wine is dark and immensely
concentrated. To those who wonder if Zinfandel can be ripened outside of
California, we offer this example. Not only does Zinfandel ripen on
this old vineyard, it maintains balancing acidity to produce a wine that
There's not much Zinfandel planted in the NW, and Lonnie Wright's "The Pines" Vineyard is definitely the source of the best. Part of the vineyard is relatively new (and Sineann makes a "Pines" Zinfandel from it) but the mother load is the part of the vineyard that's about 100 years old, planted by Lonnie's family and miraculously still producing fruit. Peter Rosback makes his Old Vine Zinfandel from this oldest part of the vineyard.Sineann makes a small amount of this wine under the "The Pines 1872" label each year.
Detailed Info, Previous Vintage Notes, Reviews:
Previous Vintage tasting Notes
Cult wine- made from 100 year old vines in a tiny vineyard in The Dalles, this wine sells out in a day or two each year. It's almost black in color. Layers and layers of fruit hit your nose and palate with incredible depth. Dark cherry and raspberry jam simply ooze from this wine. As always, it's very aromatic with nice spicy notes, a little cedar and a touch of leather dancing in the background. If it was from CA it'd be twice this price.
Layers and layers of fruit hit your nose and palate with incredible depth. Dark cherry and raspberry jam simply ooze from this wine. As always, it's very aromatic with nice spicy notes, a little cedar and a touch of leather dancing in the background.
This wine is surprisingly smooth given it's higher alcohol content. The juicy fruit floods your mouth with Zinfandel flavors that are both subtle and bold at the same time. As cult wines go, this one defines the term. -ms
Huge, gorgeous, from 120 year old vines on the Oregon side of the Columbia Gorge. Sineann's most popular, very limited wine. Great aromas, intensely flavored, with a deep, wild, gamey, dark streak that makes the wine something special. highly recommended.Made from 100 year old vines, this wine is one of Peter's most popular, and is in relatively good supply this year. A huge, massive, gushingly intense zinfandel.