Robert Sinskey POV 2015
|Region||California, Napa Valley, Carneros|
Deep blackberry and blueberry fruit notes with fresh picked herbs, bramble and forest floor lead to an aromatic bouquet that is shy at first and opens with a swirl in the glass. The first sip explodes with flavor, revealing the intensity of optimally ripened fruit. The wine balances juicy red and black fruit like Santa Rosa plum, black cherry, black/blueberry, cassis and strawberry jam with baking spice nuances of star anise, cardamom and allspice and a touch of bay leaf and mocha. Tightly woven structure is balanced by mouth watering acidity and supple tannins that make it ideal for not just the the obvious grilled or roasted meats or rich, creamy cheese and charcuterie, but also poultry, pork, root vegetables and mushrooms. The wine encourages the adventurous to experiment with food and wine.