Robert Sinskey Vineyards 'Marcien' Los Carneros Napa Valley 2005
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Rob Sinskey believes the goals of making luxuriously elegant wines and farming with earth friendly methods are not mutually exclusive. Rather, he has found that caring for the land organically, combined with conscientious business practices (practices that include a solar powered winery, using biodiesel from used restaurant oil in tractors and trucks, having sheep and chickens mow the cover crops) have helped define the well-crafted wines of RSV. After 20 years, his philosophy that "Wine is not an athletic event" still holds true to this day. The goal has always been to make "pure wines of character that pair well with cuisine." RSV is spreading the gospel that fine wines made from organically grown grapes are the ultimate luxury. RSV's holdings have grown to over 200 acres of CCOF certified organic and Demeter certified Biodynamic vineyards in five Carneros locations (Three Amigos, Vandal, OSR and Capa in Napa Carneros and the Scintilla Vineyard in Sonoma Carneros) with a small estate vineyard behind the winery in the Stags Leap District. Aromas of plums, brambly berry, vanilla, licorice and violet vie for olfactory attention. Merlot's stock-in-trade texture, tightly woven, but plush, provides a venue for lively flavors of plum, pomegranate, cocoa nibs, olives and herbs.