Grape(s): Cabernet Sauvignon 11%, Zinfandel 46%, Cabernet Franc 4%, Merlot 39%
Localization: Columbia Valley, Washington, USA
Tasting Notes: Fruit-forward and smooth with an abundant of ripe fruit and a touch of spice.
Notes: With this wine we honor a few things. Abondante is Italian for “generous”, generosity being something we try to build into all our wines. It also honors our “A” team of workers, wine lovers all, who help make this stuff happen in the winery. Finally, it honors our good friend, Dante, man of many talents, who is our chef through the harvest season and keeps us very well fed.
The wine is a blend of grapes grown in the Columbia Valley. There is Merlot from the Hillside Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon from the Phinny Hill Vineyard, Zinfandel from a couple of Lonnie Wright’s vineyards, and a pinch of Cabernet Franc.
All the fruit from the Columbia Valley was very good in 2019. And abundant. They say a rising tide lifts all boats and that is certainly true of the 2019 Abondante.
Food pairing: Delicious on its own or paired with black bean tacos, roasted pork shoulder, or hard cheeses.
The Domain: Sineann (shuh-NAY-uhn) is a small producer of highly intense wines made from grapes from the finest vineyards in the region. Almost all our wines are single-vineyard designated, with low crop levels to ensure that the best characteristics of the varietal and terroir shine through. Our meticulous approach to winemaking - minimal processing, aging in French oak - helps us preserve the character of each wine we create. The result are wines that both we and our growers take great pride in.
The bottom line is, we strive to make great wine - the only kind of wine that makes it onto our dinner table. We believe that food and drink, lovingly prepared, make for happier and healthier people.
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).