POV 2012 RedMADE BY ROBERT SINSKEY VINEYARDS IN NAPA, CALIFORNIA
Elegant, flavorful, balanced – if those are appealing adjectives to you, we suggest that you give this red wine a try. Winemaker Robert Sinskey produces a range of wonderful bottles, but we are most excited by his POV (point of view) series, a particularly personal wine released each year.
The 2011, the most recent year available, is a blend of classic Bordeaux varietals: Merlot, Cab Franc, and Cab Sauvignon from Sinskey's certified-organic, sustainable and biodynamic vineyard in Carnernos.
Turns out, 2011 was a difficult year, with a wet winter and a cool spring. But instead of trying to make the biggest, boldest wines possible (aka, typical Napa blends), Sinskey focuses on bringing out the particular qualities of a wine at that time and place.
The result is a rich wine with aromas of red berries and dried violet and a subtle cinnamon spice, followed by flavors of tart mulberry and dark chocolate, with plenty of ripe, firm tannins for staying power both on the palate and in the cellar.
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We recommend decanting this style of wine an hour or two before you're going to serve it. If you don't have a decanter, just use any clean, dry glass pitcher, measuring cup or vase that will expose more of the wine to air (and hopefully won't make it too hard to pour the wine later!).