Robert Sinskey Stags Leap District Claret 1996

Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California

$58.49 $52.49
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Item No. 15915
  • red wine

Winemaker's Notes

Shangri-La is here... behind the winery in the Stags Leap District! It is a region that has undergone the most intensive land grab in the history of the Napa Valley. RSV owns just four acres of Hillside Stags Leap District vineyard. From it, we make a wine that is seductive with understated power. Elegant aromatics followed by explosive flavors of blueberry, blackberry and spicy French oak. Below the surface lies a complex core of ripe fruit, olive, leather and earth followed by a lingering essence of dried herbs that carry through into the long and silky finish.

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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 Bordeaux Red Blends

Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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