Sunday, October 2, 2011

Abraxas.

With it's tall Rhine-style bottle, Starbucks logo-like bronze medallion adorned label, single vineyard designation, and Vino-lock closure I approached my glass of Robert Sinskey's 2009 Abraxas with no preconceptions. What I discovered was a wonderful grapefruity, floral, light to medium bodied wine with vibrant acidity. A blend of 43% Pinot Gris, 23% Riesling, 17% Gewurtztraminer, and 13% Pinot Blanc this Alsacesque wine was just the thing for a lazy Sunday evening.
What a delightful tipple.

4 comments:

Thomas said...

Nice to hear, er, read--what's the price?

Vinogirl said...

High 20s I believe.

Leon Stolarski said...

A Californian Edelzwicker - sounds very interesting. Given that I love both Alsace and California wines (when I can afford them) this sounds right up my street.

Vinogirl said...

Leon, I think you'd like this wine.