Robert Sinskey Point of View 2010
POV is a wine worthy of decanting and best enjoyed over a long meal to allow it to reveal its subtle nuances. The aromas and flavors, when initially poured, are of red berry, chocolate-mocha, bramble and spice with just a hint of earthy minerals hiding in the background. The wine opens up to reveal a semi-round, mid-palate texture with a hint of tannin and a lingering finish of macerated berries that remain on the palate long after the wine is tasted.
With a humble beginning of just 15 acres of vineyard land in the early eighties, RSV‚Äôs 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‚Ä¶ just for the fun of it.