Sinskey Vin Gris of Pinot Noir USA 2021
RoseRoseVINTAGE : 2021
COUNTRY : USA
REGION/APPELLATION : Napa, Carneros
VARIETALS : 100% RSV grown Carneros Pinot Noir
2021 was the first time in 35+ years that the ponds collected zero water; no subsurface water and no rain was collected during the vintage. RSV dramatically reduced production to conserve water and help keep the vineyards healthy. The Vin Gris was the only wine produced in 2021 and, because of the drought, the vines produced 30% less fruit than expected. The upside - smaller and lower weight clusters created fruit with amazing intensity and flavor for a beautifully expressive Vin Gris. Exuberant aromas and flavors are intertwined with a mouth watering crispness and just the right back bone of minerality to balance the lush fruit... an exceptional wine.
Wine Tasting Notes
A stunner at first press... whole cluster that is! This beautifully elegant Vin Gris of Pinot Noir over-delivers. Each individual heirloom and French clone of Pinot Noir within RSV’s organically farmed Three Amigos Vineyard brings something unique to the wine’s composition, creating layers of flavor and structure for a wine that is worthy of any meal or occasion. The aromatics are intense yet maintain a harmonious balance with delicate notes of citrus blossom, rose petal and jasmine countered by zesty blood orange, grapefruit and Meyer lemon vitality. The flavors round out with a softer influence of macerated red berries - raspberry, strawberry, cranberry and cherry. The wine has a generous texture that maintains its refreshing nature with a line of minerality that carries through to a zippy finish. This Vin Gris is an eager partner for veggies, seafood, paninis, charcuterie, just about anything off the grill and even slightly spicy foods like tacos and curry - all these magical pairings encourage another sip... and possibly another bottle!