Dear Members of the Media,
We at RSV have tremendous respect for writers, bloggers, content providers, journalist, photographers and film makers. As a matter of fact, a few of us have a secret desire to work in your profession.
We stand by our belief that "wine is not an athletic event" - therefore we do not send wine out for review. Perhaps it's a left over hippie ethic (we also sent our kids to an elementary school that didn't grade) but we feel that the competitive nature of lining one wine up against another, puts emphasis on the wrong attributes of wine. We strongly believe in wine as part of the culinary experience. We try to make wines that are subtle, elegant, have a touch of bright acidity and the ability to age gracefully. From our experience, this style excels at the dinner table but can be overwhelmed by more powerful styles of wine in a blind tasting.
But more than that, we believe the story of how a wine is made is just as important as the wine itself. Wine is a craft that begins with the care of the soil and ends with an open bottle of wine on the table. RSV is vertically integrated and leaves nothing to chance. Every vine for every wine was planted by RSV and every vineyard is CCOF certified organic. RSV approaches the cellar as purists — with the same winemaker for over twenty five years — and presents the wine, wherever possible, with appropriate foods from the kitchen.
We would love for you to come experience our vineyards and winery first hand; however, if a visit is not possible, please call or email with any kind of request and we will do out best to satisfy... just don't ask us to supply wine for a blind tasting.
Rob and Maria Sinskey as well as the rest of the crew at RSV