Robert Sinskey Abraxas 2014
One year, one vineyard, four grapes - Abraxas is always greater than the sum of its parts. Each vintage presents itself in a unique way - hot, cold, fog, sun, wind, rain and drought. A vintage is the upbringing that imprints character on the grapes but, like siblings, each grape variety responds differently to the stimulus of the vintage. Gewürztraminer wants to ripen first and Riesling last. It can be almost a month between the two, and a lot can happen in thirty days.
Nose: Honeysuckle, lilac, lychee, almond and white pepper aromas, backed by an exotic kaffir lime citrusy note, claims this wine’s place as a true aromatic.
Palate: The palate is vibrant with crisp, mouthwatering acidity with notes of pear, almond, pineapple and green apple with a firm mineral backbone.
Finish: This wine is delicious with both haute cuisine and comfort food. The big surprise will be in how well this wine ages. and the textured finish.