Wine Wednesday: Sineann Pinot Noir 2012 ($49)

2012 Sineann Pinot Noir - red wine - thegrape.comThis Week In Red Wine: Sineann Pinot Noir 2012 ($49)

“Fruit forward and showing lovely grace notes of leaf and herb, this is drinking beautifully already.” – Wine Enthusiast


Wine Ratings & Awards

Grape Certified Gold Medal – 2016

Wine Spectator – 94 Points (2008, 2009), 93 Points (2013), 92 Points (2011)

Wine Spectator – Top 100 Wines of 2011 (#30)

Wine Enthusiast – 90 Points – 2014

Best Wines Under $50 – 2016

Best Red Wines of the Year – 2016


Wine Review

A natural, Peter Rosback broke into the wine realm when he made his first Pinot Noir in 1985, and in 1994 he launched Sineann Winery and never looked back. Known as one of the finest producers of Pinot in the Pacific Northwest, it’s no secret that Peter’s passion lies in producing primo wines. Renowned for his Pinot Noir, he has broadened his portfolio and now produces: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc – which are all as equally stunning as his Pinot Noir and this is only the beginning. Well known for sourcing grapes from the very best vineyards he is not confined only to Oregon vineyards. Peter also selects grapes from Washington’s Horse Heaven Hills to the Willamette Valley wine areas. In the spring, he travels south to New Zealand to make Sauvignon Blanc, and Pinot Noir.

Sineann wines are a pure reflection of an ever-evolving approach to winemaking coupled with a deeply rooted passion for wine – and this is exactly what we love about the applauded 2012 Sineann Pinot Noir. Enjoy complex aromas and flavors of red cherry, raspberry, wet earth, herbs, and soft oaky notes leading up to a nice smooth finish.  Wine Enthusiast described this wine as follows, “Peter Rosback’s Oregon bottling combines fruit from numerous sites, and stands in perfect contrast to his numerous single vineyard Pinots. Fruit forward and showing lovely grace notes of leaf and herb, this is drinking beautifully already. Although it needs no further aging, the 2012 Sineann Pinot Noir will certainly keep nicely over the next five years.”

Enjoy the 2012 Sineann Pinot Noir now or store for later; whatever you decide make sure to decant before enjoying. Hungry? We recommend pairing this wine with the following: enjoy THEGRAPE’s Grilled Steak & Hummus Recipe, have a savory roasted rack of lamb with mint pesto, or try a juicy bacon Swiss burger with tomato and avocado. If you’re of vegetarian persuasion we recommend the red cheese enchiladas.


Wine Region: Yamhill-Carlton Vineyard, Willamette Valley, Oregon

Wine Grapes: 100% Pinot Noir

Style: Full-bodied, Fruity & Smooth

Drinks Like: Cherry Pie Stanly Ranch Pinot Noir 2012 ($49), Goldeneye Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2013 ($60)


Food & Wine Pairings: THEGRAPE’s Grilled Steak & Hummus Recipe – Click To View Recipe

Grilled steak and hummus mash-up with red wine.

Also try these delicious recipes: Roasted Rack of Lamb with Mint PestoBacon Swiss Burger with Tomato & Avocado and Red Cheese Enchiladas.

We hope you enjoyed this Wednesday’s wine review. We’re not only confident you’ll enjoy today’s Grape Certified Gold wine recommendation but we’re excited for you to try this 2012 Sineann Pinot Noir food and red wine recipe pairing! If you enjoyed this post don’t forget to like it above and join the discussion by leaving a rating and a comment below. Thanks and we’ll see you next week for another edition of Wine Wednesday and Food & Wine Friday. Cheers!

2012 Sineann Pinot Noir
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If you haven’t had the pleasure of drinking a Sineann Pinot Noir, we highly recommend purchasing a bottle now. I mean it! Life is too short to go without sampling a bottle of the 2012 Sineann Pinot Noir it’s a real gem. Fall in love with an alluring mixture of, soft black cherry, blackberry, blueberry and peppery aromas. The flavors unfold in layers on the palate and continue to linger even after swallowing. This Grape Certified Gold wine is proof that Oregon is quickly becoming one of the most notable places for primo Pinot Noir

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