Sineann Merlot Phinny Hill Vineyard 2020, Columbia Valley, Washington

Sineann (shuh-NAY-uhn) is a small producer of highly intense wines made from the finest grapes from the finest vineyards in the region. Almost all the wines are single-vineyard designated, with low crop levels to ensure that the best characteristics of the varietal and terroir shine through. Meticulous approach to winemaking – minimal processing, aging in French oak – helps preserve the character of each wine we create. “We started getting Merlot from Paul Champoux in 2005. Wow! True to form, his vineyard delivers dark, rich (to the point of voluptuous), powerful wines. No way we were not going to bottle this alone as a varietal!” – From the Winery. Dark, supple, complex, powerful. Winemaker: Peter Rosback.