Over fifteen years
ago, when RSV began making Vin Gris, almost no one
wanted a dry pink wine. It didn't matter then that the Vin
Gris was made from top quality Pinot Noir grapes grown on
Robert Sinskey's organically farmed Los Carneros vineyards. No matter
the wine's versatility with food, its intriguing color, purity of
flavor, or lack of residual sugar. No, everyone feared they
might face the accusation of drinking that sickly sweet,
soda pop of a wine called White Zin. Nowadays, though,
folks can't get enough.
Emanating from the glass, a brilliant
display of salmon tinged with copper teases the eye.
The aromas of summer berries and citrus triggers a
Pavlovian response in anticipation of the first sip.
Tangerines, cranberries, strawberries and melons dance
on the palate, animated by bright refreshing citrus-like
acidity. The deep, intense flavor and supple mouthfeel
make the Vin Gris much more than a quaffing wine,
though, admittedly, it is difficult to resist quaffing.