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2018 Sin Banderas "Red Rhône Blend - 90 Points
A GSM style wine with no G, this Rhone varietal blend is sassy and spicy, with a fun, juicy center of dark cherries, dried blueberry, anise, toasty oak, and dried herbs. A couple of hours of decanting will smooth its' youthful edges, and lead to a full, rich mouthfeel for a medium-bodied wine. Only 8 barrels produced. This wine should age very well, but if you can't wait, pair now with roasted meats and rich cheeses. 90 Points in the $35-$45 Category - The Wine Panel.

 

2020 Sin Banderas Yakima Valley Rose' - 91 Points
This light, crisp and refreshing dry rose' is a blend of Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, and Cinsault varietals, is pale peach in color, and has subtle notes of slightly tart strawberry on the finish. For wine enthusiasts who prefer French styled rose', they may find this delightfully similar to many from Provence. The 2019 won "Rose Wine of the Year For Restaurants" by the Sommeliers Choice Awards, and the 2020 is again a solid effort worthy of consideration! 91 Points in the $15-25 Category - The Wine Panel.

2020 Sin Banderas Riesling - 90 Points
While this Riesling has a very subtle nose, it is not shy on the palate. Sourced from the esteemed DuBrul Vineyard, the wine first tastes light and fresh, but finishes with intensity and an essence of dried lemon zest. The 2020 is solid but has big shoes to fill as the 2019 vintage won Best Riesling and a Double Gold at the Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition. We suggest pairing this dry, zesty wine with fresh seafood ceviche.  90 Points in the $15-$25 Category - The Wine Panel.

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"The new wines by Sin Banderas were very good, coming from the latest 2020 vintage. I adored her 2020 Sin Banderas Riesling (OB, 91) which has gobs of freshness and finesse with a silky texture... Here is my review of the Sin Banderas wines. 

 

2020 Sin Banderas Riesling-  Made in the Kabinette style, this outstanding new Riesling shows not only good depth and freshness but outstanding range. Orange blossoms, kiwi, melon and wet stone tones all brilliantly combine on the palate. Drink 2021-2026- 91

 

2020 Sin Banderas Rose- This light pink shaded Rose shows good astringency and a soft texture. Very delicate red fruits mingle with red rose water and shades of Japanese pear on the palate. Drink 2021-2024- 89"

- Owen Bargreen

"This [2017] GSM is actually more of a Northern Rhone style blend with 67% Syrah and 33% Mourvèdre and no Grenache. The result is a rich, sexy wine that is very polished with smoked meat nuances and fantastic balance. A delicious wine from Chelan/ Wapato's Sin Banderas...91 Points. "

- The Wine Panel.​

"The 2019 Sin Banderas Rose is an awesome value comprised of Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, and Cinsault. With a kiss of sweetness, this reveals a soft texture alongside minerals and bright red fruits. The 2019 Sin Banderas Rose has won rose wine of the year by bottle and also by the glass at the 2020 Sommeliers Choice Awards."

 - 2020  Sommeliers Choice Awards

"...a Riesling that’s traditional, identifiable and enticing, starting with aromas of honeyed almond skin, stone fruit and a faint whiff of petrol. Across the palate arrive flavors of ripe white peach, lemon chiffon pie and honeydew melon. The bright balance of the barely perceptible sugar level (0.85%) allows the flavors repeat in stunning fashion, paving the way for its award as Best Riesling and a double gold last fall at the Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition."

- Great Northwest Wine

"2018 Sin Banderas Red Wine- A blend of 67% Syrah with the remainder Mourvedre, this shows wonderfully smoky tones giving way to a deep core of dark fruits and violets on the palate. With silky tannins and a soft texture, this is a seriously good effort that should cellar well for the next eight to ten years. Drink 2020-2028 - 91"

-Owen Bargreen

"Each of the four partners is bristling with talent. Like a four-legged table, each brings different skills and strengths to the project’s foundation...The energy and talent of this group radiates in Sin Banderas’ distinctive wines...Watch for more great things to come from this budding project."​

Washington Tasting Room

"2018 Sin Banderas Rose- This great new Rose is made from Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah and Cinsault, all sourced from the Yakima Valley. On the nose this starts off with rose water with guava and red cherry preserves. The palate has good freshness with light red berry flavors and a touch of starfruit and melon with the lightest kiss of sweetened orange rind. This is very good range here. Drink 2019-2024- 90"

- Owen Bargreen from Washington Wine Blog

"The [2015 Syrah-Mourvedre] is downright delicious. Only one of the five barrels was new Meyrieux Grand Selection A’coeur, so the hint of toast stays behind the nose of plum, blueberry and clove comes with a whiff of cured meats. There’s richness and great mouth feel to the dusty tannins that allow for full enjoyment of blackberry jam and elderberry flavors."

Great Northwest Wine

Interview with Jacki Evans, Winemaker at Owen Roe and Sin Banderas

"The winery does not yet have a tasting room. What it does have is four young wine professionals who have knowledge of the industry, a passion for wine, and access to some of the state’s finest grapes. It’s a recipe for another outstanding Yakima Valley winery."  - The Yakima Herald

"A Mexican, Texan, Frenchman and Washingtonian walk into a winery...and the result is Sin Banderas"  - Nicholas Vroman

"The new red wine by Sin Banderas was very good, coming from the warm, 2015 vintage. This wine made from largely Syrah shows a wonderful red and dark fruit character, with a lovely mouthfeel. This project winery is an exciting endeavor that will only continue to produce high quality bottlings."  - Owen Bargreen

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