2012 Sineann "Old Vine" Columbia Valley Zinfandel
*Editors' Choice* Sourced from The Pines vineyard on the Oregon side of the Columbia Valley, this is a wonderful anomaly for Zin lovers. Loaded with ripe, sweet fruits and accented with a wash of bourbon barrel, this is a riot of blackberry, boysenberry, black cherry and cassis flavors. Just a dash of milk chocolate seeps into the finish. It’s too yummy not to drink this up while it’s in the first flush of youth.
When was the last time you heard of an old vine Zinfandel not from California? After years of neglect, the Pines Vineyard was resurrected in the 1980s by vineyard manager Lonnie Wright. With vines that are now over 100 years old, the Pines Vineyard now produces one of the most unique expressions in Oregon. From the winery: "The 2012 is one of the best Old Vine Zins we’ve made - in a long string of very good ones. It is very dark, highly aromatic, with a huge, mouthfilling texture and a long, long finish."