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June 26, 2005

02 Sineann, Cabernet Sauvignon Block One

With a smell of bubbly wild blueberry jam (topped on butter cookies and fresh out of the oven), the resounding fruit in this wine screams Sineann. But there's great nuance here that I have yet to see in any other high-alcohol Sineann cabernet. The palate is suave--intense, yes, but calming in the finish. What is just fruit becomes fruit butter that haunts me with its hedonism. On comes the chocolate and hazelnuts. For the winery, this is pretty elegant, but beware the zinfandel-like heat. (This wine was opened a day before tasting.)


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