purelydomesticwinereport.com: 11 Adelaida wines 90+ points!
We are honored by the recent scores from the September 2017 issue of the Purely Domestic Wine Report. Some of the highlights include the 2016 Chardonnay, HMR Estate Vineyard (94 points); 2015 Pinot Noir, HMR Estate Vineyard (93 points); and 2015 Anna's Red Signature, Anna's Estate Vineyard (94 points). The full review is listed below.
2016 ROSÉ At room temperature the nose is a supple candied orange slice, vanilla cream, clove and gravel. The palate entry (chilled) is focused dry red cherry and strawberry with a core of orange and pulverized granite-like dryness. Drink 2017 – 2018. 90 points
2015 PINOT NOIR, HMR ESTATE VINEYARD The nose is a deep sassafras and cherry tart along with savory plum. The DNA of the 1964-planted vineyard is evident here. The palate is dense tobacco and blue plum offering plenty of richness and length. Gorgeously sleek and silky polished plum and dark soaked cherry. Drink 2017 – 2024. 93 points
2015 ZINFANDEL, MICHAEL'S ESTATE VINEYARD The nose is a cedar, tobacco with a sweet thread of cola, sassafras and mint. The palate is polished and supple on entry with a wiry acid streak in the core. With air, find a lovely finish of well-defined fruit and chocolate. Drink 2017 – 2021. 92 points
2015 SYRAH SIGNATURE, ANNA'S ESTATE VINEYARD The nose is an herbal and savory black currant, dense luxurious shadings of pure cherry and blossoms. The palate entry is dried florals, herb and silky plum, tobacco and chocolate. Drink 2017 – 2022. 90 points
2015 CABERNET SAUVIGNON, VIKING ESTATE VINEYARD The nose is a tight cedar, plum and baked tart, chocolate and camphor. The palate entry is a rich, ripe saturated blackberry and java. Excellent weight and texture. Drink 2017 – 2024. 93 points
2016 GRENACHE BLANC, ANNA'S ESTATE VINEYARD The nose is a sleek buttercream, lemon and chalk with underlying notes of full, ripe pineapple. The palate is a rich, supple lemon curd on entry with ripe peach and florals throughout the core and finish. Drink 2017 – 2019. 91 points
2016 PICPOUL BLANC, ANNA'S ESTATE VINEYARD The nose is golden current, dried lemon with a subtle note of baked stone fruit tart with butter crumb crust. The palate is a crisp lemon and nectarine with a dewy melon on the finish along with bright, integrated acidity. Drink 2017 – 2020. 90 points
2016 ROUSSANNE, ANNA'S ESTATE VINEYARD The nose is a taffy-like creamy peach, lemon and vanilla with notes of gardenia blossom. Thepalate is a full buttercream, tropical banana on entry with a richly textured and concentrated silkiness. Drink 2017 – 2019. 91 points
2016 CHARDONNAY, HMR ESTATE VINEYARD The nose is a vivid and juicy white fruit - peach and pineapple with notes of chalk Beautifully silky fruit on entry with notes of chalk and pear. Sleek, and centered with beautifully integrated brioche on the finish. Drink 2017 – 2023. 94 points
2015 ANNA’S RED SIGNATURE, ANNA'S ESTATE VINEYARD The nose is an earthy mint and cherry/chocolate. Quite complex. The palate is beautifully polished and supple black fruit, gorgeous wine with notes of spice box. Drink 2017 - 2023. 94 points
2015 CABERNET FRANC, VIKING ESTATE VINEYARD The nose is a warm espresso, tobacco, sweet cherry and blossom. The palate is a supple black stone fruit with shades of spice. The core is beautifully defined plum, tobacco and chocolate with a balanced textured feel that adds an ethereal component. Drink 2017 – 2024. 93 points