Sineann Cabernet Sauvingon 2016, Phinney Hill Vineyard, Columbia Valley, Washington

“Our third vineyard-designated Phinny Hill Cabernet! The wines off this site are spectacular. We easily could have vineyard-designated wines years ago, but have restrained ourselves until now. The vineyard sits on a hillside overlooking the famed Champoux Vineyard. Paul Champoux is assisting vineyard managers Dick and Brandon Beightol with our portion of the vineyard. Frankly, this should be a better site – sitting as it is on a hillside – than Champoux Vineyard. I’ve often maintained that vineyard management is as important as ‘terroir’. Pay attention as we put that assertion to the test.” The wine is classic Columbia Valley Cabernet – dark and well-balanced, aromas of cassis and cedar, an assertive palate.