2018 Vin Gris of Pinot Noir

Los Carneros AVA, Napa Valley, CA

  • Producer

    Robert Sinskey Vineyards

  • What we love

    Robert Sinskey Vineyards is synonymous with exciting and captivating wines. Using organic and biodynamic methods, RSV has produced a fabulous rosé from Pinot Noir grapes. It is silky, elegant, and complex, with a refreshingly dry palate and floral and strawberry notes. This wine speaks of California sunshine and is consistently one of the finest domestic rosés in the marketplace.

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About this Wine

RSV’s Los Carneros vineyards in Napa Valley provide excellent conditions for rosé. The cooling winds from the abutting San Pablo Bay, combined with lots of midday California sunshine, create an ideal environment for producing wines with a perfect balance of crisp acidity and well-ripened fruit. Though this wine is intended to be consumed young, it has a structure to age surprisingly well, as the primary fruit notes evolve into savory herb and spice complexity.

This rosé is best experienced well chilled and with food, even if it's just a bowl of olives or a dark purple smear of tapenade on croutons. But as with all rosés, the Vin Gris hangs in the netherworld between white and red. Its non-partisan disposition equates to versatility at the table, so you can pair it with anything. Enjoy!

Drink now through 2025. Rated 93 points by Decanter.

  • Technical Data
  • Blend: 100% Pinot Noir
  • Alcohol: 13.2% | pH: 3.33 | Cases made: 1,800
  • Winemaking: Made from RSV-grown Carneros Pinot Noir. Grapes are hand-harvested at night, delivered in the wee hours of the morning to the cellar door where they are delicately whole-cluster pressed and the free-run juice is cold-fermented to preserve the layered fresh fruit, mineral and spice characteristics of the finished wine. Great fruit and delicate handling makes for a brilliant wine of pure hedonistic joy.

Robert Sinskey


With a humble beginning of just 15 acres of vineyard land in the early eighties, Robert Sinskey Vineyards has grown to just under 200 acres of prime vineyard in five Carneros locations and a small 4.8 acre estate vineyard next to the winery in the Stags Leap District. The wines are 100% estate-produced.

Over the past 25 years, “RSV" has built a reputation for making elegant and captivating wines. All of their vineyards are certified organic and grown with biodynamic principles, which is the fundamental credo behind the business. Aligned with their “earth friendly” philosophy, wines are vinified in a solar powered facility.



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