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Robert Sinskey Abraxas Scintilla Sonoma Vineyard Los Carneros 2013

External Review by We Speak Wine:

Tasting Notes: Pop the glass top (or the cork on the magnums) to be greeted with fresh pippin and pear with subtle almond and lychee aromas. The structure, texture and style is reminiscent of the Old World with a bright, tight-knit mineral quality. The wine has nice weight in the mid-palate with flavors that mimic the aroma with the addition of crisp peach, lime and a hint of melon rind. The flavors and textures magically come together for a satisfyingly long finish. Delicious! Vintage Notes: This year’s crop of Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, and Gewürztraminer, from RSV’s organically farmed Scintilla Sonoma Vineyard, was beautiful and bountiful. The 2013 crush came early, starting in mid-August with the Gewürztraminer and ending at the beginning of October with the Riesling. It was a picture-perfect harvest, the grapes queueing up to be picked in orderly fashion. Done in six weeks with Sundays off. It was all so shockingly civilized. The night picked grapes arrived cold and fresh at the cellar door every morning where each variety and vineyard block was delicately whole-cluster pressed and went through a long, cool fermentation in stainless fermenters to preserve the vibrant fresh fruit and citrus character. The individual wines were then blended by taste to reflect the unique character of the vintage.

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Robert Sinskey Vineyards:
To taste an RSV wine at home or in a restaurant is a good thing; however, to experience a flight of RSV wines, in the place they were made, can be a very enlightening experience. Find out why RSV was named Sunset magazine’s tasting room of the year and the Wine Spectator featured it as a must visit winery in Napa Valley. But don’t take their word for it, come see it yourself. Great wine is abou... Read more
To taste an RSV wine at home or in a restaurant is a good thing; however, to experience a flight of RSV wines, in the place they were made, can be a very enlightening experience. Find out why RSV was named Sunset magazine’s tasting room of the year and the Wine Spectator featured it as a must visit winery in Napa Valley. But don’t take their word for it, come see it yourself. Great wine is about good food and good people. You will find all that and more at RSV. Requests for tours are tentative until confirmed via email or phone. Your mobile phone number is important so we can contact you in the unlikely event that a change is necessary. Read less

External Reviews for Robert Sinskey Abraxas Scintilla Sonoma Vineyard Los Carneros

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
10/15/2016

Tasting Notes: Pop the glass top (or the cork on the magnums) to be greeted with fresh pippin and pear with subtle almond and lychee aromas. The structure, texture and style is reminiscent of the Old World with a bright, tight-knit mineral quality. The wine has nice weight in the mid-palate with flavors that mimic the aroma with the addition of crisp peach, lime and a hint of melon rind. The flavors and textures magically come together for a satisfyingly long finish. Delicious! Vintage Notes: This year’s crop of Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, and Gewürztraminer, from RSV’s organically farmed Scintilla Sonoma Vineyard, was beautiful and bountiful. The 2013 crush came early, starting in mid-August with the Gewürztraminer and ending at the beginning of October with the Riesling. It was a picture-perfect harvest, the grapes queueing up to be picked in orderly fashion. Done in six weeks with Sundays off. It was all so shockingly civilized. The night picked grapes arrived cold and fresh at the cellar door every morning where each variety and vineyard block was delicately whole-cluster pressed and went through a long, cool fermentation in stainless fermenters to preserve the vibrant fresh fruit and citrus character. The individual wines were then blended by taste to reflect the unique character of the vintage.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
04/12/2017

Tasting Notes: Pop the glass top (or the cork on the magnums) to be greeted with fresh pippin and pear with subtle almond and lychee aromas. The structure, texture and style is reminiscent of the Old World with a bright, tight-knit mineral quality. The wine has nice weight in the mid-palate with flavors that mimic the aroma with the addition of crisp peach, lime and a hint of melon rind. The flavors and textures magically come together for a satisfyingly long finish. Delicious! Vintage Notes: This year’s crop of Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, and Gewürztraminer, from RSV’s organically farmed Scintilla Sonoma Vineyard, was beautiful and bountiful. The 2013 crush came early, starting in mid-August with the Gewürztraminer and ending at the beginning of October with the Riesling. It was a picture-perfect harvest, the grapes queueing up to be picked in orderly fashion. Done in six weeks with Sundays off. It was all so shockingly civilized. The night picked grapes arrived cold and fresh at the cellar door every morning where each variety and vineyard block was delicately whole-cluster pressed and went through a long, cool fermentation in stainless fermenters to preserve the vibrant fresh fruit and citrus character. The individual wines were then blended by taste to reflect the unique character of the vintage. ** Only 6 in Stock **




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