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Abraxas – Vintage 2018
It is only natural that Abraxas is a standout wine from vintage to vintage. The Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris and Gewürztraminer are organically farmed in the cool climate of RSV’s Scintilla Sonoma vineyard, where RSV’s flock of sheep graze the land and falcons patrol the vines. This wine shows brilliant, integrated complexity led by a floral bouquet of jasmine, honeysuckle and spring citrus blossom; followed by fruit flavors of green apple, D’anjou pear, fresh Meyer lemon and tangerine. Focused, riesling-driven minerality is one of the many layers of texture that offer a nod of respect to the great aromatic whites of France, Germany and Austria. It is a deliciously dry wine that is great with the classics – cheese, cassoulet, tarte flambée – but really shines with the foods of the world – Mexican, Thai, Chinese, Japanese, Indian – in that it can handle spices and flavors that are usually in beer or saké territory… and it does it with a verve that is rare for a New World wine.
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