Robert Sinskey, POV, Red Blend, 2017
The 2017 vintage of POV is a dark, rich, and handsome wine. It is a quiet, brooding and deliciously enjoyable beverage with unexpected intensity. The aromas and flavors of generous crushed berries and ripe plum were a gift from the late summer warmth. The impeccable Cabernet Franc shines with dark blackberry, savory, slightly-herbaceous notes of lavender, bay laurel, rosemary and fennel backed by olive and dark chocolate, while the Merlot adds a hint of blueberry to the mid-palate. The finished cuvée has a sense of precision as the fruit is balanced by firm tannins and a refreshing, mouthwatering crispness that should keep the wine youthful for years to come.