Robert Sinskey Los Carneros-Napa Valley Merlot 1996

Merlot from Napa Valley, California

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  • red wine

Winemaker's Notes

RSV's Los Carneros of Napa Valley Merlot is a wine with a sense of place. The Carneros region is perfect for the early ripening Merlot grape. Long growing season. Warm days. Cool evenings. Perfect conditions to allow the Merlot grape to achieve optimal ripeness while maintaining mouth watering acidity. The Carneros climate helps the wine to develop flavors of dried cherry and blueberry with complex notes of dried herb with a texture that envelopes one's tongue. Perfect for full flavored cuisine.

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With a humble beginning of just 15 acres of vineyard land in the early eighties, RSV"s has grown to just under 200 acres of prime vineyard in five Carneros locations and a small 4.8 acre estate vineyard next to the winery in the Stags Leap District. The wines are 100% estate-produced. Rob Sinskey, Winemaker Jeff Virnig, and Vineyard Manager Kirk Grace, have created unique methods...

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Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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Learn About Merlot

Merlot(mehr-LOW) No second fiddle Merlot is coming back into its own. High popularity led to mass production, which then led to a backlash towards the variety (remember Miles in Sideways?). But passionate Merlot producers, and of course the right bank of Bordeaux, continued to produce quality versions of this grape. Merlot remains the principle grape of top chateaux in St...

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