" The 2010 vintage of POV is a wine of unusually balanced contrasts. The long cool growing season was punctuated by a late season Indian summer for full development of flavor with a long, mouthwatering finish.
Aromas of blackberry jam, nutmeg, and bramble fill the senses at first pour, followed by notes of dried herbs, spice, and chocolate. The fruit forward nature of this vintage is tempered by firm tannins and good acidity, suggesting this wine has the structure for the long haul. The combination of bright fruit, herbs, and structure ensure it will find many companions at the dinner table.
Rob Sinskey is an atypical vintner. He is a native Californian and a wine guy who did not attend wine school. Instead, Rob received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Parsons School of Design in New York City, where the only thing happening in agriculture was conducted in apartment closets. Over the past twenty-five years he has grown his 100% organic and Biodynamic certified winegrowing operation to over 200 acres of premium vineyards in the Carneros and Stags Leap districts of Napa and Sonoma Valleys." ~ Winery notes
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After 20 years, Robert Sinskey's philosophy is that "Wine is not an athletic event" holds true to this day. For Sinskey, the goal has always been to make "pure wines of character that pair well with cuisine." And Robert Sinskey Vineyards is spreading the gospel that organically grown grapes produce fine wines of great individuality.
Rob Sinskey believes that making luxuriously elegant wines and farming with earth friendly methods are not mutually exclusive. Rather, he has found that caring for the land organically, combined with conscientious business practices (including a solar powered winery, using biodiesel from used restaurant oil in tractors and trucks, and having sheep and chickens mow the cover crops) have helped define the well-crafted wines of Robert Sinskey Vineyards.
RSV's holdings have grown from 15 to over 200 acres of CCOF certified organic and Demeter certified Biodynamic vineyards in five Carneros locations (Three Amigos, Vandal, OSR and Capa in Napa Carneros and the Scintilla Vineyard in Sonoma Carneros) with a small estate vineyard behind the winery in the Stags Leap District.