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Date Printed: 4/20/2015
Robert Sinskey Los Carneros Pinot Noir 2005
Robert Sinskey Los Carneros Pinot Noir 2005
(search item no. 91696)
green wine

PRICE ON 4/20/2015: $37.99

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:

The flavors and aromatics of the wine lean toward the exotic, reminiscent of a newly opened jar of five spice, backed by flats of raspberries, cherries and tilled earth. A sip wraps these aromas in a taut, silky texture that slowly evolves over great food.

A classically styled Pinot Noir such as this one begs for mushrooms, game birds, soft cheeses and woody herbs. The bright acidity and long tannins of this wine are the perfect foil for cheese soufflés, bacon kissed tarts and the delicate meat of a perfectly roasted bird, rabbit, or pork loin. The trailing earthiness in the finish complements just about any dish made with mushrooms or truffles. This Pinot Noir is a match made in heaven for all cooks, both neophyte and accomplished.

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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.