Grape(s): Pinot Noir
Localization: Oregon, USA
Tasting Notes: The wine is very dark, aromatic, and has great natural acidity. At this stage of development, most of its character is in a long, long finish - a good sign for the future of the wine! The balance and intensity of this wine demonstrate this beautifully. The wine should age for a very long time. At this point, the bottles we open improve for weeks.
Notes: The grapes for this Pinot Noir came from three precious vineyards: Yates Conwill, Wy’east, and Zenith. Yes, some very nice sources!
Two of these are long-term favorite vineyards of ours. The other one is newer: Zenith is in the Eola-Amity Hills. We chose to blend strengths together and offer a less expensive, high-quality wine.
The Domain: Peter Rosback got his start in winemaking when he made his first Pinot Noir in 1985. In 1994 he launched Sineann with David O'Reilly. Peter has continued the Sineann tradition and David went on to start Owen Roe.
Now one of the finest wine producers in the Pacific Northwest, Peter is clearly passionate about making wines he loves, and it shows. Though Pinot Noir is still the main attraction, Peter has broadened his portfolio over the years to include stellar Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and Franc, Merlot, and Sauvignon Blanc wines, to name a few.
Well known for sourcing fruit from only the best vineyards, Peter carefully crafts wines from vineyards throughout the Pacific Northwest, from Washington's Horse Heaven Hills to Oregon's Willamette Valley. In the spring, Peter travels to New Zealand to make Sauvignon Blanc (Awatere Valley) and Pinot Noir (Central Otago).