Line up your wine glasses and experience the magic of Pinot Noir as Rob Sinskey leads you through a tasting of four wines from RSV’s organically-farmed Los Carneros vineyards.
RSV started growing and making Pinot Noir at a time when many people in this country could not pronounce it. Then, as styles changed and critics responded to bombastic, riper, sweeter, oak-ier and higher alcohol style of wine, we stayed true to our mission to make elegant, balanced wines and ignored the critics. We preferred to stay underground while we learned our chops, honed our craft and discovered that newer and shinier wasn’t always better. Like a musician who prefers his old beat up guitar, we found music in the old selections of Pinot Noir that pre-dated the new French Clones so popular in the 90’s and beyond. We resurrected several old heirloom selections because they are better adapted to the local climate, ripening later than many of the French clones, while maintaining better acidity, freshness and complexity. They weren’t fashionable at the time, but they continue to allow us to make pure, unadulterated, Pinot Noir.
Vin Gris of Pinot Noir, Los Carneros 2020
Pinot Noir, Los Carneros, Napa Valley 2016
Pinot Noir, Three Amigos Vineyard, Los Carneros, Napa Valley 2015
Pinot Noir, Four Vineyards, Los Carneros, Napa Valley 2015
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