Your Guide to Organic, Biodynamic and Natural Wine


Robert Sinskey

RSV pursues purity from dirt to bottle, crafting inimitable wines that capture the unique relationship of vine and vineyard. Saveur magazine wrote that Sinskey has “seen the future of wine” in that they farm all two hundred of their acres organically and biodynamically, growing beautifully expressive, healthy fruit that needs little in the way of cellar cosmetics on its journey to the dinner table. Happily and quite intentionally, this pursuit of purity results in wines of understated elegance that enhance rather than encumber cuisine.

All of RSV’s fruit grows on their own carefully tended land, spread over five vineyards in Carneros and one surrounding the redwood and local stone winery on the Silverado Trail in the Stags Leap District of Napa Valley. RSV’s Carneros vineyards are dominated by Pinot Noir, from which they craft five elegant and expressive wines including three single-vineyard designates. From white grapes, RSV produces a beautifully clean Pinot Blanc and a blend of Alsatian varietals called Abraxas. From red grapes, in addition to Pinot Noir, Sinskey makes several Bordeaux-inspired bottlings, including Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon, often in the very same bottle; and a few small-production gems rarely seen outside of the tasting room, including their delicious pink Vin Gris of Pinot Noir.