Abraxas Vin de Terroir 2017, Robert Sinskey, Los Carneros

£ 46.50

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BlendGewurztraminer, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Riesling
CountryUnited States
RegionLos Carneros

Tasting Notes

Floral hints of lilac, gardenia, magnolia flowers abound in this Riesling, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc and Gewürztraminer blend. Fresh fruit notes of apricot, pear and lychee backed by classic Riesling mineral characteristics and hints of lime. The citrus notes add a crisp and refreshingly long finish. This wine is vibrant and delicious young, and will only become more complex with time in the cellar as the flavours merge and the texture becomes more round.

The Producer

Based in the Los Carneros and Stags Leap districts of Napa and Sonoma Valleys, Robert Sinskey has grown his 100% organic and biodynamic certified winegrowing operation to over 200 acres of premium vineyards over the past twenty-five years.

Founded on a conviction that artisanal winemaking begins with the care of the land, Robert, along with winemaker Jeff Virnig, quietly converted their vineyards to biodynamic practices, beginning in 1991. Looking beyond the vineyard, the Sinskey estate have reduced their carbon footprint further by generating 75% of the energy used at the winery through solar photovoltaic installations and the brewing of bio-diesel, made from used restaurant oil, to power machinery.

Robert Sinskey believes that the goals of making luxuriously elegant wines and farming with earth friendly methods are not mutually exclusive. On the contrary, he has found that caring for the land and conscientious business practices have helped to define the well-crafted and characterful Robert Sinskey wines.

Robert Sinskey’s wife, Maria Helm Sinskey, is the winery’s resident chef and her influence is clearly expressed in the wines, which are indisputably food-friendly.


Abraxas is a Vin de Terroir from RSV’s organically farmed (with BD principles) Scintilla Sonoma Vineyard. A Vin de Terroir is a single vineyard wine made of multiple grape varieties – in this case Riesling, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc and Gewürztraminer. The cool, wind blown Scintilla Sonoma Vineyard is ideal for these aromatic white varieties. Each is planted adjacent to the other, picked individually at optimal ripeness, whole cluster pressed and cold fermented to preserve the freshness of the wine, and then blended to create the most elegant, balanced and delicious white wine of the vintage.


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