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Adelaida Team
 
November 17, 2015 | Adelaida Team

Adelaida's Gone Nuts

Adelaida Cellars
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All of our fruit may be picked, pressed and barreled down, but walnut harvest is just beginning at Adelaida Cellars. The Van Steenwyk family became involved with the Adelaida District of Paso Robles in the late 1970s when they purchased the Hill Top Ranch as an agricultural investment. Managed with sustainable farming practices, the dry farmed orchards are planted to five different varieties of English walnuts, all grafted to black walnut rootstock. Why English walnuts instead of black? The black walnut was in fact part of many native American diets but most of the walnuts we eat today are actually English walnuts, which have a milder taste and broader appeal. They also have thinner, easier-to-crack shells. Black walnuts on the other hand have a bolder, earthier flavor. Their shells are thick, tough to crack, and will likely stain your hands. Grown our mountainous terrain, all of our walnuts are hand harvested after being shaken to the ground. They are then transported offsite to be hulled and dried. While a majority of our walnuts are sold to Crain Walnut Shelling, Inc. for distribution, we make sure we have a few 100 lbs available here at the source for our Adelaida guests. Just in time for the holiday season, they are an excellent addition to your favorite recipes. Ask for a sample the next time you are in our Tasting Room!
 
Walnut and Apple Herb Stuffing
Pair with Adelaida Pinot Noir 2013
• 1/3 cup butter
• 3 onions, medium chopped
• 3 celery stalks, chopped
• 12 cups bread, cubed
• 2 apples, tart, peeled, cored and chopped
• 1 1/2 cups Adelaida walnut pieces
• 1/2 cup parsley, fresh, chopped
• 1/2 cup sage
• 1/2 cup rosemary
• 1/2 cup thyme
• 3/4 to 1 1/2 cups chicken stock
• salt and pepper, to taste
stuffing recipe

DIRECTIONS:
• In a nonstick skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Add onions and celery; cook 5 minutes or until soft.
• In a large bowl, mix bread, onion mixture, apples and walnuts. Add parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme. Mix in enough chicken stock to moisten bread. Season with salt and pepper.
• Loosely fill turkey cavity and follow cooking instructions for the weight of the bird; or make single servings by baking at 375° in small well buttered oven-proof ramekins for 25 minutes or until heated through and brown on top.
Time Posted: Nov 17, 2015 at 2:39 PM
Adelaida Team
 
November 1, 2015 | Adelaida Team

Adelaida's Recent Wine Scores

 

A wine score is the quickest, simplest way for a wine critic to communicate their opinion about the quality of a wine. Here are our latest:

 

Vinous
 
Vinous. Antonio Galloni -  September 2015
"Jeremy Weintraub is the newly installed winemaker at Adelaida, a winery that has been a consistent performer over the last decade..."  Josh Raynolds.

 
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Chardonnay HMR Vineyard 2013
90 points.
Light gold. Musky pear skin, Meyer lemon and toasted bread on the fragrant nose. Chewy orchard and pit fruit flavors become more energetic as the wine opens up and pick up a hint of tarragon. Finishes with firm grip, an echo of juicy citrus fruits and very good persistence.
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Viognier Anna's Vineyard 2013
90 points.

Pale, green-tinged gold. Potent, mineral-tinged aromas of fresh citrus and orchard fruits, honeysuckle and ginger. Smooth and expansive on the palate, offering juicy melon and tangerine flavors and a refreshingly bitter touch of pear skin. Expands and deepens nicely on the lingering fruity finish.

 
12-Viking Syrah

Syrah Viking Vineyard Reserve 2012
91 points.

Inky purple. Smoke- and spice-accented aromas of blackcurrant, menthol and licorice. Spicy, fleshy, deeply pitched dark berry and floral pastille flavors are lifted by a peppery note, with a floral pastille nuance building on the back half. The long fruit-driven finish features smooth tannins and a candied licorice quality.

 
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Zinfandel Michael's Vineyard 2013
90 points

Glass-staining ruby. Fresh blueberry, boysenberry and mocha on the perfumed nose, with a floral topnote and a hint of black pepper. Gently sweet, sappy and concentrated, with dark fruit flavors complemented by peppery spices and anise. Finishes spicy and very long, with an echo of cracked pepper and chewy tannins that come in slowly.
 

Robert Parker
Wine Advocate. Robert Parker Jr.- August 2015 
"Located on the northwestern edge of Paso Robles, not far from Tablas Creek, Adelaida Cellars is a large, family owned estate that covers 168 acres. Made by Jeremy Weintraub, the wines are always classic Paso Robles in style and beautifully made." Jeb Dunnuck.

 
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Chardonnay HMR Vineyard 2013
90 points.

Coming from the Adelaida District in Paso, the 2013 Chardonnay HMR Vineyard is a ripe, well-made and thoroughly enjoyable Chardonnay that offers classic orchard fruits, brioche and spice in a medium to full-bodied, supple, forward and easy-drinking style. Aged 10 months in 26% new French oak (a small part was in stainless, with the balance in neutral oak), drink it anytime over the coming 2-3 years.

 
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Version White Anna's Vineyard 2013
90 points.

Paso's take on a Rhone blend, Adelaida's 2013 Version White is a terrific blend of 42% Roussanne, 42% Viognier and 16% Grenache Blanc that spent 10 months on lees in 37% new French oak. It gives up beautiful richness in its white peach, toasted spice, white flowers and brioche-scented bouquet. This gives way to a medium to full-bodied, ripe, textured white that has loads of fruit without ever seeming heavy or cumbersome. Drink it over the coming 2-3 years.

 
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Syrah Viking Vineyard Reserve 2012
91 points.

An outstanding Syrah that comes from the calcareous shale soils of their estate vineyard, the 2012 Syrah Viking Vineyard has lots of spice and cedar qualities in its blackcurrant, pepper and menthol-scented bouquet. Full-bodied, pure, layered and nicely focused, it should have a decade of overall longevity. Jeremy aged this 20 months in 67% new French oak. It's a classic Paso Robles Syrah that has both textural richness and elegance.
 

 

 

 

Time Posted: Nov 1, 2015 at 9:46 AM
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