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We Speak Wine USD 32.49 750ml

Robert Sinskey Abraxas Scintilla Sonoma Vineyard Los Carneros 2014

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Tasting Notes: Besides earthquake and drought, the 2014 was a beautiful vintage. The berries were gorgeous, thicker skinned, more intensely flavored and perfumed than the prior two vintages. The wine has crisp acidity, and low pH which would suggest it will continue to evolve for long term interest. Honeysuckle, lilac, lychee, almond and white pepper aromas, backed by an exotic kaffir lime citrusy note, claims this wine’s place as a true aromatic. The palate is vibrant with crisp, mouthwatering acidity with notes of pear, almond, pineapple and green apple with a firm mineral backbone. This wine is delicious with both haute cuisine and comfort food. The big surprise will be in how well this wine ages.

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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
06/02/2017

Tasting Notes: Besides earthquake and drought, the 2014 was a beautiful vintage. The berries were gorgeous, thicker skinned, more intensely flavored and perfumed than the prior two vintages. The wine has crisp acidity, and low pH which would suggest it will continue to evolve for long term interest. Honeysuckle, lilac, lychee, almond and white pepper aromas, backed by an exotic kaffir lime citrusy note, claims this wine’s place as a true aromatic. The palate is vibrant with crisp, mouthwatering acidity with notes of pear, almond, pineapple and green apple with a firm mineral backbone. This wine is delicious with both haute cuisine and comfort food. The big surprise will be in how well this wine ages.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2013 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 **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2013 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
Vintage: 2012 01/11/2016

Beautiful citrus, pear and white flower aromas with a hint of flint and spice - a stone wall greets the flowers growing on it - the Riesling lends a racy brightness, the Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc paint with a textured brush and the Gewürztraminer lifts with a spicy note. Though this wine is yummy young, the great surprise has been its ability to evolve with age... especially the magnums. - Winery ** Only 5 in Stock **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2012 08/18/2016

Beautiful citrus, pear and white flower aromas with a hint of flint and spice - a stone wall greets the flowers growing on it - the Riesling lends a racy brightness, the Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc paint with a textured brush and the Gewürztraminer lifts with a spicy note. Though this wine is yummy young, the great surprise has been its ability to evolve with age... especially the magnums. - Winery ** Only 4 in Stock **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2012 06/21/2013

Beautiful citrus, pear and white flower aromas with a hint of flint and spice - a stone wall greets the flowers growing on it - the Riesling lends a racy brightness, the Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc paint with a textured brush and the Gewürztraminer lifts with a spicy note. Though this wine is yummy young, the great surprise has been its ability to evolve with age... especially the magnums. - Winery



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