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Thursday, April 30, 2009

2005 Robert Sinskey POV - "Point of View"

This proprietary Bordeaux style blend from Robert Sinskey was a bit hard to find information about and I even searched for the varietal breakdown and came up short. However, as I sit here the wine is filling the room with amazing aromas. I do know that the wine is from Napa and that some, if not all the fruit, was harvested from vineyards in the cooler more southern Carneros AVA. 

On the nose there is distinct plum and currant notes that combine very elegantly with black licorice and coco notes. The bouquet is very aromatic indeed and even displays a touch of spice, pepper, and herb. I would guess that Cab Franc is somehow involved....

On the palate this wine touches down with a good firm attack and boasts flavors of plum, black cherry, red currant, spice, pepper, and herbs. 

This wine is a cold weather red and has very beautiful complexity but lacks a touch of weight. It actually tastes, feels, and smells like really classic Bordeaux. For this reason, I would definitely recommend this wine to fans of serious Bordeaux, and would tell the "new world" wine crowd to pick out something else. 

This wine is totally my style and for me it's somewhat of a revelation in terms of what Napa, and in particular Carneros, can accomplish. 92 points


RJ's Wine Blog said...

love all the sinskey wines. very cool winery too, if you ever have a chance to make it there.

Emily said...

Thomas, join the Right Bank Wine Club (Facebook)... there's a movement afoot in Carneros --Sinskey is a shining example of the gorgeous bright bordeaux 'right bank' blends, especially cabernet franc/merlot grown in the rolling hills of Carneros... you've recognized the next wine wave :)