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By Paul Gregutt
The Times 

Sineann 2021 Abondante Red

Wine of the Week

 

November 10, 2022

Paul Gregutt

Sineann 2021 Abondante Red

The Abondante blend changes significantly from vintage to vintage and this year it is essentially a 50/50 Zinfandel/Merlot (Zinlot? Merfanndel?) sourced from vineyards on the Oregon side of the Columbia Valley AVA. It's a well-made wine showing ripe and fresh flavors of berries and cherries. There's even a hint of milk chocolate, suggesting some exposure to French oak. Unlike all too many cheap red wines it is unmanipulated, ripe and absolutely fresh. The alcohol pushes near 15% so you get a lot of bang for your buck.

500 cases; 14.8%; $20 (Columbia Valley)

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