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 Vintage2010 Label 1 of 5 
(NOTE: Label borrowed from 2011 vintage.)
TypeRed
ProducerSineann (web)
VarietyRed Blend
DesignationAbondante
Vineyardn/a
CountryUSA
RegionWashington
SubRegionColumbia Valley
AppellationColumbia Valley

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2012 and 2018 (based on 1 user opinion)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 88.5 pts. and median of 89 pts. in 9 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by wdlohr on 11/25/2014 & rated 85 points: Distant aroma, rich heavy dark body with raisin tones. Little complexity. (247 views)
 Tasted by Tarpon222 on 11/17/2014 & rated 90 points: Always a nice wine. And reasonable price. Enjoy! (294 views)
 Tasted by Loren Sonkin on 5/27/2013 & rated 90 points: A bunch of Sineann: I really like this wine. Its great for the end of an evening when too many wines had already been opened, but you still want something good. A blend of a bunch of different varietals, there is always some complexity from the blend. Good fruit. Easy to drink, but enough to capture one's interest. Cherries, black raspberries, raspberries, some leather on the nose. Fruit on the palate to match. Solid QPR. (1324 views)
 Tasted by MurphyCellar on 3/14/2013 & rated 86 points: Probably needed more time to cellar. (1057 views)
 Tasted by Loren Sonkin on 3/3/2013 & rated 91 points: Always a crowd pleaser. This was opened after dinner while we sat around talking. Plenty of fruit. Some complexity. Makes an interesting wine but doesn't dominate. Great qpr. (1201 views)
 Tasted by kcst1300 on 1/23/2013 & rated 88 points: earthy, vanilla, dark fruit on the nose. full bodied with a sour cherry, pepper and spice palate. wife thought it was extremely tannic, like a young nebbiolo. i disagree and think well balanced but very dry. needs food. (987 views)
 Tasted by Richhincapie on 12/22/2012: Christmas party (1034 views)
 Tasted by Loren Sonkin on 4/9/2012 & rated 89 points: Catching up on recent notes; 4/1/2012-5/1/2012: Always one of my favorite wines. This too will probably improve a bit with some age. It just arrived last week. Its a blend of a whole bunch of different varietals and sell for around $24. Purple in color. The nose has black cherries, cherries, and some licorice. On the palate, full bodied with some complexity. Nice balance. Worked well with food. A crowd pleaser for sure. (1244 views)

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Sineann

Producer Website

Red Blend

Red Blend is used for any combination of red grapes that does not fit into CellarTracker's preset blends (Red Bordeaux Blend, etc). Actual blend composition for a given wine should be entered under the per wine or per wine vintage wiki articles.

USA

WineAmerica (National Association of American Wineries) | Free the Grapes!

Washington

Washington Wine Commission | Credit to Washingtonwine.org for this article

Washington Wine
Washington State is a premium wine producing region located in the northwest corner of the United States. Although a relatively young wine industry, it is now the nation's second largest wine producer and is ranked among the world's top wine regions. Washington wines are found nationally in all 50 states and internationally in more than 40 countries.

Wineries
With 30,000+ acres planted, the state has ideal geography and conditions for growing premium vinifera wine grapes. Primarily grown on their own root stocks, the vines produce grapes of consistent quality, resulting in strong vintages year after year. While its focus is on Chardonnay, Riesling, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, the region also produces a wide range of other spectacular whites and reds.

Growers
Winemakers from all over the world have chosen to establish themselves in Washington, where they can create wines reflecting this region's unique characteristics. Their hand-crafted wines are receiving wide acclaim from critics regionally, nationally and internationally for their consistently high quality. Many of them have received scores of 90 and above from the major wine media. Overall this is a higher percentage than other leading wine regions.

Regions
As the state's fourth largest fruit crop, the Washington wine industry is an important contributor to the long-term preservation of Washington agriculture. The industry is committed to sustainable agricultural practices and conservation of water resources.
Washington State is a premium wine producing region located in the northwest corner of the United States. Although a relatively young wine industry, it is now the nation's second largest wine producer and is ranked among the world's top wine regions. Washington wines are found nationally in all 50 states and internationally in more than 40 countries.

Varieties
Washington produces more than 20 wine grape varieties - a ratio of 56 percent white to 44 percent red. As the industry matures and experiments, it finds many grape varieties that thrive throughout Washington's microclimates. There are more than 16,000 vineyard acres of red wine varieties statewide.

History & Vintages
Washington's wine future is limitless. As consumers discover the quality of Washington wines, demand continues to grow nationally and internationally. New acreage and wine varietals are being planted and new wineries are opening at a remarkable pace. Washington State is recognized as a premium viticultural region around the world.

State Facts
Washington's wine industry generates more than $3 billion to the state economy. It employs more than 14,000 people, directly and indirectly, with projections to add nearly 2,000 more jobs by 2006. In terms of tax revenues accrued to the state and federal government, wine grapes are among the highest tax generators of any agricultural crops. Furthermore, Washington wine tourism attracts nearly two million visitors annually contributing to the positive growth of local and regional economies.

Washington State - the perfect climate for wine = ideal growing conditions, quality wines, business innovation, lifestyle, and social responsibility. All are key elements of this world-class wine industry.

Columbia Valley

Columbia Cascade Winery Association

The Columbia Valley AVA lies mostly in Washington state, with a small section in Oregon. The Cascade Range forms its western boundary with the Palouse regions bordering the area to the east. To the north, the Okanogan National Forest forms a border with the AVA and Canada. It encompasses the valleys formed by the Columbia River and its tributaries, including the Walla Walla River, the Snake River, and the Yakima River. The Columbia valley stretches between the 46th parallel and 47th parallel which puts it in line with the well known French wine growing regions of Bordeaux and Burgundy. The northern latitude gives the areas two more hours of additional daylight during the summer growing season than wine regions of California receive. The volcanic and sandy loam soil of the valley offers good drainage and is poor in nutrients, ideal in forcing the vine to concentrate its resources into the grape clusters.

Columbia Valley

Columbia Valley Winery Association

 
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