Robert Sinskey Vineyards, POV Napa Valley (2016)

Robert Sinskey Vineyards, POV Napa Valley (2016)

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2017 Vintage:  261 Barrels

TASTING NOTES: A succulent rendition of POV with more fruit forward characteristics than the 2015 vintage. Fully ripened tannins balance the fruit with mouth-watering and mouth-filling flavors and textures. Elegant fruit characteristics of black and red berries, cherry compote and black plum are laced with notes of lavender, rose and dried herbs and framed by a delicate balance of French oak that elevates the aromatics and complements the richness. This sumptuous wine is ready to accompany a savory meal upon release with the optimal structure to evolve long into the future.

WINEGROWING NOTES: The last of the “normal” vintages before “fire season” became an annual event. The 2016 vintage was ideal for Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon from RSV’s organically farmed vineyards on the “Right Bank of Napa Valley,” aka the Northern Carneros. Near flawless growing conditions offered elongated hang time due to the mild weather in July and August. The POV was selected from 15 individually fermented lots; the harvest of these started on September 13th and ran to October 11th.  As a comparison, the 2015 vintage started on September 11th and ran to September 29th.  The elongated hang time of 2016 softened tannins and optimized fruit characteristics.

ABV: 13.6%

Photos by Rob Sinskey: Each vintage features three unique images.