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Kasey Martin
 
September 26, 2017 | Kasey Martin

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Finder White 2015
Aromas of ripe peaches, honeycomb, chamomile, lemon shortbread
Flavors of white peach, Crenshaw melon, macadamia nut, ginger bread, tangerine

Anna's Red 2013
Aromas of strawberry and blackberry compote, herbs de Provence, hazelnut liqueur
Flavors of Barely sautéed strawberries with allspice, light veal stock, sage and thyme

Cabernet Sauvignon Viking Vineyard 2014
A mash-up of fresh cranberries and cherries, violets, graphite dust, chocolate shavings, cured tobacco leaf. 
Flavors of cranberry skin, black currants, toast, cedar wood, fine grained dark chocolate.

Syrah Anna's 2015
Aromas of roasting coffee beans, blueberries, anise, cracked peppercorns and bay leaf.
Flavors of espresso coffee from Ethiopia (blue fruit character), black plums, meat juices, dark chocolate.

Zinfandel Michaels 2015
Aromas of briar patch, fresh picked raspberries, Grandfather’s pipe tobacco, pink peppercorns
Flavors of wild mountain berries, sweet/tart lingonberries, mocha, brown spices, peppercorn dust.

Anna's Red Signature Annas Vineyard 2014
Aromas of black forest fruits with notes of underbrush and wild herbs.
Flavors of savory game infused blackberry reduction with herbs de Provence.

Anna's White 2015
Aromas of honeysuckle, lemon meringue, baked apples, gingerbread. 
Flavors of honeydew melon, lemon custard, ginger cookie, quince.

Viognier Anna's 2015
Aromas of peach stone fruit, jasmine and crushed sea shells.
Flavors of citrus zest, lemon verbena, white peach, and tangerine - bright and racy.

 

Nebbiolo Glenrose 2013
Aromas of rose petals, anise, raspberry sauce, forest floor, new leather.
Flavors of cherry skin, rose hips, anise, cloves, freshly turned soil.

Grenache Anna's 2014
Aromas of black cherry pie, nutmeg, English-breakfast tea, orange fla-vored pipe tobacco
Flavors of baked cherries, almond extract, cocoa powder

Syrah Signature Anna's Vineyard 2014
Blue and Black fruits, bacon, cured meats, tanned leather hides, damp soil. 
Flavors of blueberry and blackberry compote, charcuterie, tapenade, light roast coffee

Touriga Nacional 2014
Aromas of dark chocolate, violets, mint and dried rosemary
Flavors of black and blue fruits, raspberry jam, bittersweet cocoa, espresso

Don Bobcat 2011
Aromas of berry preserves, mint leaves, chocolate truffles
Flavors of dense, lushly textured blackberry and raspberry pie, hint of mint, chocolate covered figs

 

Time Posted: Sep 26, 2017 at 5:25 PM
Kasey Martin
 
September 20, 2017 | Kasey Martin

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.

CURRENT RELEASES

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

 

2018 RELEASES


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

Time Posted: Sep 20, 2017 at 10:45 AM
Kasey Martin
 
September 13, 2017 | Kasey Martin

Newest Scores for Adelaida from Jeb Dunnuck

Cabernet Sauvignon Signature, Viking Estate Vineyard 2014 Shop Now

94 Points - The 100% varietal 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Signature Viking Estate Vineyard also comes from the Viking Estate vineyard and spent 20 months in French oak. It offers a more serious, backward style in its full-bodied, concentrated profile. Terrific notes of lead pencil shavings, blackcurrants, roasted herbs and dark chocolate emerge from this beautiful, rich, textured Cabernet Sauvignon that's going to benefit from short term cellaring and keep for a decade or more.

Cabernet Sauvignon, Viking Estate Vineyard 2014  Shop Now

93 Points - From the Viking Estate Vineyard, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Viking Estate Vineyard spent 20 months in half new French oak barrels. It offers a terrific bouquet of toasted bread, crème de cassis, black raspberries, vanilla bean and spring flowers. Supple, sexy, layered and gorgeously polished, with tons of fruit, it would cost three times the price if it came from Napa.

Cabernet Franc Signature, Viking Estate Vineyard 2014 - email wines@adelaida.com

93 Points - A variety you don't see very often from Paso, the 2014 Cabernet Franc Signature Viking Estate Vineyard (85% Cabernet Franc, 15%Cabernet Sauvignon) spent 20 months in 50% new French oak. It has a deep ruby color to go with gorgeous notes of blackberries, blueberries, crushed violets and graphite nuances. Rich, medium to full-bodied, concentrated and layered, with a great texture, it shines both for its finesse and texture. Drink it anytime over the coming decade.

Finder, Estate Vineyards 2015 – Release Date: October 2017

90 Points - Much more exotic, perfumed and tropical, the 2015 Finder Estate (63% Roussanne, 36% Viognier and 1% Picpoul Blanc fermented and aged in barrel for 18 months) sports a medium gold/vibrant color to go with lots of sautéed peach, pineapple and spring flower aromas and flavors. It's beautifully fruit forward, has excellent purity and a great finish. Drink this outstanding 2015 in its youth while the fruit is front and center.

Cabernet Sauvignon Signature, Viking Estate Vineyard 2015 - Release Date: October 2017

93 Points - Coming all from their estate Viking Vineyard, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Signature Viking Estate Vineyard is impressive. Fermented in a mix of stainless steel and oak tanks, it spent 20 months in 75% new French oak before being bottled. Notes of black raspberries, peach pit, violets and hints of toasted spice all emerge from this medium-bodied, super elegant, silky wine that has fine tannin and a great finish.

Syrah Signature, Anna‘s Estate Vineyard 2015 - Release Date: October 2017

92+ Points - Smoked herbs, chocolate, roasted meats and loads of ripe blacker fruits emerge from the 2015 Syrah Signature Anna's Estate Vineyard and it has plenty of toasty oak, medium to full-bodied richness, ripe tannin and tons of charm. Give it a year in bottle. This cuvée is 93% Syrah and 7% Viognier, aged 18 months in 60% new French oak.

Cabernet Franc Signature, Viking Estate Vineyard 2015 - Release Date: March 2018

92 Points - The 2015 Cabernet Franc Signature Viking Estate Vineyard is also gorgeous, and it spent 20 months in 90% new French oak. Black raspberries, blueberries, violets, earth and spring flower characteristics all emerge from this silky, polished, impeccably balanced Cabernet Franc that has fine tannin, solid mid-palate depth and a great finish. Drink it anytime over the coming decade.

Anna‘s Red Signature, Anna‘s Estate Vineyard 2015 - Release Date: April 2018

91 Points - The 2015 Anna's Red Signature Anna's Estate Vineyard checks in as 38% Syrah, 31% Mourvèdre, 18% Grenache, 10% Petite Sirah and 3% Viognier all from the estate Anna's Vineyard. Aged 18 months in French oak, it offers notes of black raspberries, toasted spice, licorice and dried earth. Medium-bodied, impeccably balanced, elegant and lengthy, it has an understate style, yet grows on you with time in the glass.

 

 

Time Posted: Sep 13, 2017 at 3:05 PM
Kasey Martin
 
September 5, 2017 | Kasey Martin

2018 Spring Signature Selection

2018 Spring Signature Wine Club Selection 


Cabernet sauvignon/ Syrah Signature, 2015
91+ points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
Cabernet Sauvignon 59%, Syrah 41%. The harvest was spread over 4 weeks throughout the month of September (Syrah ripening earlier), fruit was picked in the early dawn hours, hand sorted, gently de-stemmed, individual grapes were optically sorted and transferred to small fermenting vessels, a combination of concrete, open top wood tanks and individual barrels. The wine reminds us of a machismo mole sauce, lifted cherry aromatics and a deep flavor dive of chocolate-cinnamon-cumin-mild chili-chorizo mix, finishing with an opulent crème de cassis, sweet oak and vanilla restatement.  Drink now through 2025.


Twenty Three Twenty Signature, 2014
94 points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
Syrah 55%, Petite Sirah 28%, Cabernet Sauvignon 16%, Viognier 1%. Exuding a perfume of blue and black fruits, cocoa powder and herbs-de-provence the wine reveals a complex layering of crushed plums, dark roast Yemeni mocha coffee, charcuterie and Hoisin sauce.  Vibrant in its mountain grown character, the blend combines fruit concentration with a rich, unctuous texture. Drink now through 2024.  
Retail $90.00 | Wine Club $72.00

Anna's Red Signature, Anna's Estate vineyard, 2015
94 points, Purely Domestic Wine Report 
Syrah 38%, Mourvèdre 31%, Grenache 18%, Petite Sirah 10%, Viognier 3%. 
Inspired by the top cuvees of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, this GSM blend showcases the synergies of these varieties. Anna’s Estate Vineyard features mountain elevation and steep south facing exposures, all the better to maximize vine stress, thick skins and flavor intensity. The nose is a complex, earthy mint and cherry/chocolate with a beautifully polished palate and supple black fruit, gorgeous wine with notes of spice box. Drink 2017 - 2023.
Retail $60.00 | Wine Club $48.00


Syrah Signature, Anna's Estate Vineyard, 2015
92+ points, Jeb Dunnuck
In the glass, the wine has a sheer voluptuous silkiness, deep saturated purple color with a classic roasted meat and violet nose, reinforced in the mouth with flavors of smoked meat, dark plums, north African spices, green peppercorns and a finishing note of hickory smoked bacon. Pair with grilled leg of lamb rubbed with North African spice paste or a beef ribeye with crushed peppercorn crust. Drink now through 2025.
Retail $75.00 | Wine Club $60.00

Syrah Signature, Viking Estate Vineyard, 2014
Syrah 95%, Viognier 5%. Harvested at night, the fruit was hand sorted, de-stemmed, and co-fermented with 5% Viognier. Following a period of maceration on the skins, the “free run” wine was moved to a combination of new and neutral French oak barrels for 18 months. The wine has an exotic blueberry patch, lavender-violet perfume transitioning to layered flavors of cured meat, white pepper, thyme, coffee extract and rich cocoa. Very generous and supple textured, it is somewhat primary now and will develop complexity with ageing. Drink now through 2024.
Retail $75.00 | Wine Club $60.00

Version Red Reserve, Anna's Estate Vineyard, 2013 - Library release
92 points, Wine Spectator
Syrah 52%, Mourvèdre 40%, Grenache 8%. Syrah and Mourvèdre dominate the blend giving the wine a distinctive herbs-de-provence and black olive tinged red berry fruitiness of black and red plums, it is the personification of liquid tapanade. Aromas reminiscent of wild thyme and rosemary bleed into savory red meat flavors ending in a rousing long finish of the North African spice bazaar. Drink now through 2022.
Retail $60.00 | Wine Club $48.00
 

Time Posted: Sep 5, 2017 at 5:10 PM
Kasey Martin
 
September 5, 2017 | Kasey Martin

2018 Spring Signature Selection

2018 Spring Signature Wine Club Selection 


Cabernet sauvignon/ Syrah Signature, 2015
91+ points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
Cabernet Sauvignon 59%, Syrah 41%. The harvest was spread over 4 weeks throughout the month of September (Syrah ripening earlier), fruit was picked in the early dawn hours, hand sorted, gently de-stemmed, individual grapes were optically sorted and transferred to small fermenting vessels, a combination of concrete, open top wood tanks and individual barrels. The wine reminds us of a machismo mole sauce, lifted cherry aromatics and a deep flavor dive of chocolate-cinnamon-cumin-mild chili-chorizo mix, finishing with an opulent crème de cassis, sweet oak and vanilla restatement.  Drink now through 2025.


Twenty Three Twenty Signature, 2014
94 points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
Syrah 55%, Petite Sirah 28%, Cabernet Sauvignon 16%, Viognier 1%. Exuding a perfume of blue and black fruits, cocoa powder and herbs-de-provence the wine reveals a complex layering of crushed plums, dark roast Yemeni mocha coffee, charcuterie and Hoisin sauce.  Vibrant in its mountain grown character, the blend combines fruit concentration with a rich, unctuous texture. Drink now through 2024.  
Retail $90.00 | Wine Club $72.00

Anna's Red Signature, Anna's Estate vineyard, 2015
94 points, Purely Domestic Wine Report 
Syrah 38%, Mourvèdre 31%, Grenache 18%, Petite Sirah 10%, Viognier 3%. 
Inspired by the top cuvees of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, this GSM blend showcases the synergies of these varieties. Anna’s Estate Vineyard features mountain elevation and steep south facing exposures, all the better to maximize vine stress, thick skins and flavor intensity. The nose is a complex, earthy mint and cherry/chocolate with a beautifully polished palate and supple black fruit, gorgeous wine with notes of spice box. Drink 2017 - 2023.
Retail $60.00 | Wine Club $48.00


Syrah Signature, Anna's Estate Vineyard, 2015
92+ points, Jeb Dunnuck
In the glass, the wine has a sheer voluptuous silkiness, deep saturated purple color with a classic roasted meat and violet nose, reinforced in the mouth with flavors of smoked meat, dark plums, north African spices, green peppercorns and a finishing note of hickory smoked bacon. Pair with grilled leg of lamb rubbed with North African spice paste or a beef ribeye with crushed peppercorn crust. Drink now through 2025.
Retail $75.00 | Wine Club $60.00

Syrah Signature, Viking Estate Vineyard, 2014
Syrah 95%, Viognier 5%. Harvested at night, the fruit was hand sorted, de-stemmed, and co-fermented with 5% Viognier. Following a period of maceration on the skins, the “free run” wine was moved to a combination of new and neutral French oak barrels for 18 months. The wine has an exotic blueberry patch, lavender-violet perfume transitioning to layered flavors of cured meat, white pepper, thyme, coffee extract and rich cocoa. Very generous and supple textured, it is somewhat primary now and will develop complexity with ageing. Drink now through 2024.
Retail $75.00 | Wine Club $60.00

Version Red Reserve, Anna's Estate Vineyard, 2013 - Library release
92 points, Wine Spectator
Syrah 52%, Mourvèdre 40%, Grenache 8%. Syrah and Mourvèdre dominate the blend giving the wine a distinctive herbs-de-provence and black olive tinged red berry fruitiness of black and red plums, it is the personification of liquid tapanade. Aromas reminiscent of wild thyme and rosemary bleed into savory red meat flavors ending in a rousing long finish of the North African spice bazaar. Drink now through 2022.
Retail $60.00 | Wine Club $48.00
 

Time Posted: Sep 5, 2017 at 5:04 PM
Kasey Martin
 
September 2, 2017 | Kasey Martin

America's Favorite Tasting Room - Adelaida was named in the top five!

In July, Adelaida Vineyards & Winery was nominated by a team of wine experts as one of the top 20 tasting rooms in America by USA Today. From there, they put the outcome in the hands of their readers and the wineries fans to decide which tasting room would be crowned the winner. After three weeks of voting, the results are in and Adelaida was named number four.

We are honored to have been nominated and voted into the top five tasting rooms. As one of first ten wineries in Paso Robles and the premiere winery of the Adelaida District, Adelaida’s roots run deep. We believe that history has always been a key to our success. But we have always looked toward the future and the addition of a new tasting room is one example. We thank all the fans and readers who voted and all of our guests who have supported us over the years. 

See the article here. 

Time Posted: Sep 2, 2017 at 9:55 AM
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