Robert Sinskey Vineyard Reserve Proprietary Red 1999

Bordeaux Red Blends from Carneros, California

Item No. 81263
  • red wine

Winemaker's Notes

52% Merlot, 28% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Cabernet Franc. The 1999 vintage was particularly kind to Carneros red varieties. A long growing season with just enough rain, a warm late summer and a moderate fall, led to well-balanced grapes. This wine has Old World style, showing nice structure with aromas of dried herbs and olives, yet it has the unmistakable voluptuousness of a sun-drenched, California born beauty. The color of the wine is deep, rich violet. It has aromas of stemmy dark fruit backed by a delicate hint of clove and bayleaf. Dark plum and velvety cocoa dance with dried cherries and smooth tannins. The result is a wine that combines a respect for its forbears with a singularity of place nurtured and accentuated by RSV's dedication to organic and biodynamic farming methods. Terroir lives!

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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 Carneros

Technically a part of Napa Valley, the Carneros region straddles both Sonoma & Napa counties. It's the Napa region closest to the San Francisco peninsula and the San Pablo Bay, which is instrumental in controlling the climate of the area. The winds from the San Pablo bay create a cool weather pattern ideal for growing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Notable Facts Both Chardonnay...

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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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