2016 Robert Sinskey, Abraxas Vin de Terroir, Scintilla Sonoma Vineyard, Ca.

Tasting Notes

The aromas and flavors transport you to a garden party in the South with floral hints of lilac, gardenia, magnolia flowers and fresh fruit notes of apricot or white peach, 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 pair with almost anything you want to throw at it from fish tacos to pad thai to tarte flambé, but the wine will only become more complex with time in the cellar as the flavours merge and texture becomes more round.


Vineyard Information

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.


Colour White Origin California
Region USA ABV 13.50%
Drink From 2020 Drink To 2024
Special occasion, Fine Wine