Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesEach of the Sineann bottlings carries its own hint of a stavelike, oaky character, but it is more pronounced here than elsewhere in the group, and, given the wine's elevated ripeness and slight shortfall in central fruitiness, this one winds up delivering mixed messages. Its size and richness make it interesting enough, but we would opt for one of the others.
International Wine CellarLight red. Smoky, licorice-accented cherry on the nose, with lower-toned suggestions of dark chocolate and cured tobacco. Round, smooth and velvety, with sweet cherry and plum flavors. This, too, finishes a bit hard-edged?, with a persistent note of bitter chocolate.
Wine SpectatorRating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 05/15/06