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Robert Sinskey Pov Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley 2013

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Winegrowing Notes: The second year of drought produced grapes with thicker skins and smaller berries for deeply colored, intensely flavored wines. Most of Napa Valley described the vintage as “early, even and excellent.” However, RSV’s “Right Bank of Napa Valley” Vandal Vineyard is not like the rest of the region. Though we do share the “excellent” adjective, the relatively cool season allowed a longer hang time than most. Harvest was completed October 8th as the last block of RSV’s organically farmed Cabernet Sauvignon was brought to the cellar, crushed and allowed to ferment on feral yeast. Gentle cap irrigation was employed to extract color and flavor without the bitter notes that can develop from more aggressive pump overs. Once dry, the wines were moved to small French oak barrels (approximately 30% new) where the wines rested for almost two years in the RSV caves. It was then blended by taste to take advantage of the unique way Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon respond to the eccentricities of the growing season. The result is an elegant, well balanced wine that is delicious young but will continue to improve for the next decade or more. Tasting Notes - by Jeff Virnig: The difference between good and great wine is 45 minutes. Great wine is never a quick study as nuances can initially go unnoticed until the wine has time to air in a glass or decanter. I encourage decanting younger wines, especially if they are not over-ripe and were picked to optimize balanced fruit, acid and tannin. The 2013 POV is a wine worthy of decanting and best enjoyed over a long meal to allow it to reveal its subtle nuances. The aromas and flavors, when initially poured, are of red berry, chocolate-mocha, bramble and spice with just a hint of earthy minerals hiding in the background. The wine opens up to reveal a semi-round, mid-palate texture with a hint of tannin and a lingering finish of macerated berries that remain on the palate long after the wine is tasted. • Organic - CCOF Certified Vineyards • Three classic Bordeaux varietals: Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon • From RSV’s Vandal, Three Amigos and OSR Vineyards • Cuvee changes every vintage • 19 months in 30% new French oak barrels • Labels feature original photography by Rob Sinskey • Three photos per vintage - Four of each per case

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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

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Vintage: 2006 05/22/2010

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External Reviews for Robert Sinskey Pov Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
05/22/2018

Winegrowing Notes: The second year of drought produced grapes with thicker skins and smaller berries for deeply colored, intensely flavored wines. Most of Napa Valley described the vintage as “early, even and excellent.” However, RSV’s “Right Bank of Napa Valley” Vandal Vineyard is not like the rest of the region. Though we do share the “excellent” adjective, the relatively cool season allowed a longer hang time than most. Harvest was completed October 8th as the last block of RSV’s organically farmed Cabernet Sauvignon was brought to the cellar, crushed and allowed to ferment on feral yeast. Gentle cap irrigation was employed to extract color and flavor without the bitter notes that can develop from more aggressive pump overs. Once dry, the wines were moved to small French oak barrels (approximately 30% new) where the wines rested for almost two years in the RSV caves. It was then blended by taste to take advantage of the unique way Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon respond to the eccentricities of the growing season. The result is an elegant, well balanced wine that is delicious young but will continue to improve for the next decade or more. Tasting Notes - by Jeff Virnig: The difference between good and great wine is 45 minutes. Great wine is never a quick study as nuances can initially go unnoticed until the wine has time to air in a glass or decanter. I encourage decanting younger wines, especially if they are not over-ripe and were picked to optimize balanced fruit, acid and tannin. The 2013 POV is a wine worthy of decanting and best enjoyed over a long meal to allow it to reveal its subtle nuances. The aromas and flavors, when initially poured, are of red berry, chocolate-mocha, bramble and spice with just a hint of earthy minerals hiding in the background. The wine opens up to reveal a semi-round, mid-palate texture with a hint of tannin and a lingering finish of macerated berries that remain on the palate long after the wine is tasted. • Organic - CCOF Certified Vineyards • Three classic Bordeaux varietals: Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon • From RSV’s Vandal, Three Amigos and OSR Vineyards • Cuvee changes every vintage • 19 months in 30% new French oak barrels • Labels feature original photography by Rob Sinskey • Three photos per vintage - Four of each per case


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2012 05/07/2018

Wine Tasting Notes: POV 2012 is that wine you take to dinner to not just impress, but to enjoy. A deep, dark purple hue telegraphs its impressive nature as the aromas and flavors of macerated berries (strawberries, blue/blackberries, and cherries), are backed by notes of bay leaf and fennel seed. The wine obviously came from optimally ripened fruit with supple tannin balanced by just the slightest hint of fine oak barrels and vibrant acidity. Mouth filling and delicious with an incredibly long finish, this wine begs for a seat at tonight’s dinner table. Wine Growing Notes: If the best wines promise to be elegant, balanced beverages for the dinner table, POV delivers. When most people think about Bordeaux varieties from Napa, they tend to think of big, rich, sweet Cabernet Sauvignon. That is not POV. Grown in RSV’s organic cool-climate Carneros Vineyards, this wine has more in common with the Right-Bank of the Old World than the Left-Bank of the New World — and for good reason. RSV’s Vandal Vineyard is in many ways like the Right-Bank of Napa with a heat summation similar to Saint-Émilion. No wonder Cabernet Franc and Merlot thrive here with vibrant fruit that has just the right amount of naturally-occurring, mouth-watering acidity. Combine those two varieties with a touch of Cabernet Sauvignon for backbone and longevity, and you have a wine that in our POV strikes a perfect balance of supple fruit and elegant structure to be the perfect dinner companion. ** Only 9 in Stock **


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2012 06/08/2016

Wine Tasting Notes: POV 2012 is that wine you take to dinner to not just impress, but to enjoy. A deep, dark purple hue telegraphs its impressive nature as the aromas and flavors of macerated berries (strawberries, blue/blackberries, and cherries), are backed by notes of bay leaf and fennel seed. The wine obviously came from optimally ripened fruit with supple tannin balanced by just the slightest hint of fine oak barrels and vibrant acidity. Mouth filling and delicious with an incredibly long finish, this wine begs for a seat at tonight’s dinner table. Wine Growing Notes: If the best wines promise to be elegant, balanced beverages for the dinner table, POV delivers. When most people think about Bordeaux varieties from Napa, they tend to think of big, rich, sweet Cabernet Sauvignon. That is not POV. Grown in RSV’s organic cool-climate Carneros Vineyards, this wine has more in common with the Right-Bank of the Old World than the Left-Bank of the New World — and for good reason. RSV’s Vandal Vineyard is in many ways like the Right-Bank of Napa with a heat summation similar to Saint-Émilion. No wonder Cabernet Franc and Merlot thrive here with vibrant fruit that has just the right amount of naturally-occurring, mouth-watering acidity. Combine those two varieties with a touch of Cabernet Sauvignon for backbone and longevity, and you have a wine that in our POV strikes a perfect balance of supple fruit and elegant structure to be the perfect dinner companion.


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2012 05/02/2018

Wine Tasting Notes: POV 2012 is that wine you take to dinner to not just impress, but to enjoy. A deep, dark purple hue telegraphs its impressive nature as the aromas and flavors of macerated berries (strawberries, blue/blackberries, and cherries), are backed by notes of bay leaf and fennel seed. The wine obviously came from optimally ripened fruit with supple tannin balanced by just the slightest hint of fine oak barrels and vibrant acidity. Mouth filling and delicious with an incredibly long finish, this wine begs for a seat at tonight’s dinner table. Wine Growing Notes: If the best wines promise to be elegant, balanced beverages for the dinner table, POV delivers. When most people think about Bordeaux varieties from Napa, they tend to think of big, rich, sweet Cabernet Sauvignon. That is not POV. Grown in RSV’s organic cool-climate Carneros Vineyards, this wine has more in common with the Right-Bank of the Old World than the Left-Bank of the New World — and for good reason. RSV’s Vandal Vineyard is in many ways like the Right-Bank of Napa with a heat summation similar to Saint-Émilion. No wonder Cabernet Franc and Merlot thrive here with vibrant fruit that has just the right amount of naturally-occurring, mouth-watering acidity. Combine those two varieties with a touch of Cabernet Sauvignon for backbone and longevity, and you have a wine that in our POV strikes a perfect balance of supple fruit and elegant structure to be the perfect dinner companion. ** Only 11 in Stock **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2011 07/05/2015

Tasting Notes: A “Right Bank” of Napa wine from RSV’s certified organic Carneros vineyards. This aromatic, supple, yet vibrant proprietary cuvée of the classic Bordeaux varieties of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon is full of red berry notes backed by dried violet, fennel or bayleaf like herbs with a subtle spiciness reminiscent of cinnamon or clove. It is an elegantly rich wine with just a suggestion dark chocolate and fully ripened yet moderately firm tannin for staying power on both your palate and the cellar. This wine over delivers in the pleasure department. - Winery


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2010 11/04/2014

Tasting Notes:The 2010 vintage of POV is a wine of unusually balanced contrasts. The long cool growing season was punctuated by a late season Indian summer for full development of flavor with a long, mouthwatering finish. Aromas of blackberry jam, nutmeg, and bramble fill the senses at first pour, followed by notes of dried herbs, spice, and chocolate. The fruit forward nature of this vintage is tempered by firm tannins and good acidity, suggesting this wine has the structure for the long haul. The combination of bright fruit, herbs, and structure ensure it will find many companions at the dinner table. - WineryAged: 19 months in 30% new French oak barrels Winegrowing Notes:Each year provides new parameters that are ultimately reflected in the character of the wine. RSV has learned over more than thirty years of wine growing that the Carneros has more in common with the Right Bank of Bordeaux than with the rest of Napa Valley. RSVs CCOF certified vineyards are ideal for the three classic grapes of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon. The cooler climate allows longer hang time without compromising the natural acidity or brightness of the finished wines, especially in vintages like 2010. Small yields coupled with a long, cool growing season punctuated by a late season heat wave, created optimally-ripened, intensely-flavored fruit with a vibrant mouth feel.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2009 06/04/2013

The 2009 vintage of POV has elegant aromas and flavors of dark plum and cherry fruit backed by complex savory notes of olives, dried herbs and hints of earthy leaves of tobacco or tea. The tannins are firm yet supple, suggesting optimally ripened fruit that offer a nice weight on the mid palate, assuring this wine will be a crowd pleaser at the dinner table. - Winery


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