Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Marlot
Tasting Notes: Black Cherry, Dark Plum, Tea Leaf, Black Olive
RSV is a second generation, family-owned and operated vineyard and winery. Every vine for every wine was planted by RSV and every vineyard is certified* organic. Elegance over brawn has always been the house style and RSV does not submit wine for review by score-centric critics.
A classic Bordeaux blend perfected in this “point of view” wine. It's perfectly balanced with medium tannins and acid. The primary fruit notes (blackberry, blueberry, black plum, black cherry) lead into more complex and earthier notes of oak, black olive, sage, star anise, molasses, lead pencil, cocoa and a hint of vanilla. Will pair well with a broad range of lighter meats like pork and poultry.
After just casually tasting this refined wine, we guessed it would cost $60-$70 on our shelves. Totally wrong -- but in such a great way that we had to bring some in.