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Date Printed: 10/22/2014
Robert Sinskey Los Carneros Pinot Noir 2002
Robert Sinskey Los Carneros Pinot Noir 2002
(search item no. 81557)

PRICE ON 10/22/2014: $25.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 88 points
2001 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"Medium red. Sappy aromas of raspberry, minerals and smoke. Then sweet, creamy and fresh in the mouth, with the wine's minerality contributing to its clarity of red fruit flavor. Finishes tactile and persistent, with noteworthy energy for California pinot noir."
-IWC

This sensuous libation has that "je ne sais quoi" that makes Pinot Noir sexy. Elegant, balanced, and intriguing, it graciously says "hello" on the first sip and then captures your attention with a confident mouth feel. Bright raspberry, cranberry fruit finds support in good, mouthwatering acidity. Behind the forward fruit character of strawberry jam and cherry hard candy lie a touch of tea with citrus rind and notes of white pepper and damp earth. This wine invites you to take her to dinner and encourages you to get to know her better. We recommend you take her advice.

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About Robert Sinskey Vineyards:

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 to grow and produce Pinot Noirs that are silky, elegant, and complex. They also make two California Bordeaux style proprietary reds (the RSV Vineyard Reserve from the Carneros and the RSV Stags Leap District Claret) that have a sense of place and exhibit incredible tactile qualities. The vineyards are farmed and the wines are made 100% organically. RSV also produces limited quantities of Merlot, that explodes with bright fruit character, a non-malolactic Chardonnay that is full flavored with natural, mouth-watering acidity, a whole cluster pressed Pinot Blanc that is free of oak influence, a delicate salmon-colored Vin Gris of Pinot Noir and a few other goodies… just for the fun of it.