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Kasey Lee
September 26, 2017

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

 

Sep 26, 2017 at 5:25 PM
Kasey Lee
September 20, 2017

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

Sep 20, 2017 at 10:45 AM
Kasey Lee
September 13, 2017

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.

 

 

Sep 13, 2017 at 3:05 PM
Kasey Lee
September 5, 2017

We are happy to announce that your Spring Signature Series wine club selection will begin shipping on Monday, September 25th. Changes to your billing and shipping are due by September 15th. Tasting notes for all the wines are listed below. 

Cabernet Sauvignon signature, Viking Estate Vineyard, 2015
93 points, Jeb Dunnuck
The wine is a deep blueish-red with a violet perfume revealing the purity of just-picked mountain blueberries and blackberries accented by vanilla, white chocolate and sweet cedar. Aeration or decanting are recommended for current drinking revealing further aromatic complexity, expanding the range of mid-palate layers and exposing a smorgasbord of liqueur-like blue-black fruits, cocoa and toasty notes. A wine with good bone structure, drink now through 2030.  
Retail $90.00 | Wine Club $72.00

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 $60.00 | Wine Club $48.00

Anna's Red Reserve, Anna's Estate Vineyard, 2012 - Library release
Syrah 65%, Mourvèdre 28%, Grenache Noir 7%. Aged for 18 months in large French oak puncheons, this wine is a bolder statement than our regular Version blend, the Reserve reminds us of a Northern Rhône, a bit mischievous, but nevertheless memorable with aromas of blackberries, red licorice, sage, and whole leaf Chinese black tea. It is followed by flavors of plum & blackberry compote, veal stock, roasted thyme, and vanilla bean extract. Drink now or hold up to 2020.
Retail $50.00 | Wine Club $40.00

Tribe, Estate Vineyards 2013
Syrah 47%, Zinfandel 23%, Petite Sirah 10%, Grenache 10%, Petit Verdot 10%. 2013 brought consistent warm temperatures leading to a plush and softly textured wine full of dark fruits, reminiscent of black plums, blackberries, and tobacco leaf adding to the flavors of plum pudding, blackberry cobbler, meat extract, espresso roast. Drink now through 2021.
Retail $55.00 | Wine Club $38.50, 30% off

Sep 5, 2017 at 5:10 PM
Kasey Lee
September 5, 2017

We are happy to announce that your Spring Signature Series wine club selection will begin shipping on Monday, September 25th. Changes to your billing and shipping are due by September 15th. Tasting notes for all the wines are listed below. 

Cabernet Sauvignon signature, Viking Estate Vineyard, 2015
93 points, Jeb Dunnuck
The wine is a deep blueish-red with a violet perfume revealing the purity of just-picked mountain blueberries and blackberries accented by vanilla, white chocolate and sweet cedar. Aeration or decanting are recommended for current drinking revealing further aromatic complexity, expanding the range of mid-palate layers and exposing a smorgasbord of liqueur-like blue-black fruits, cocoa and toasty notes. A wine with good bone structure, drink now through 2030.  
Retail $90.00 | Wine Club $72.00

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 $60.00 | Wine Club $48.00

Anna's red reserve, Anna's Estate Vineyard, 2012 - Library release
Syrah 65%, Mourvèdre 28%, Grenache Noir 7%. Aged for 18 months in large French oak puncheons, this wine is a bolder statement than our regular Version blend, the Reserve reminds us of a Northern Rhône, a bit mischievous, but nevertheless memorable with aromas of blackberries, red licorice, sage, and whole leaf Chinese black tea. It is followed by flavors of plum & blackberry compote, veal stock, roasted thyme, and vanilla bean extract. Drink now or hold up to 2020.
Retail $50.00 | Wine Club $40.00

Sep 5, 2017 at 5:04 PM
Kasey Lee
September 2, 2017

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. 

Sep 2, 2017 at 9:55 AM
Kasey Lee
May 9, 2017

Our Estate Rosé 2016 has just been released! This wine is sourced from our hillside estate vineyards and is a crisp and refreshing blend of Grenache, Cinsaut, Counoise, Syrah, and Mourvédre. Expressing a mouth-watering, tangy liveliness, its moderate alcohol (12.8%) makes it an ideal match for a wide variety of dishes or pure pleasure on its own.

Want to learn more about Rosé? We are breaking it down with this simple infographic! 

May 9, 2017 at 2:40 PM
Jeremy Weintraub- Winemaker

Grapevines require a certain amount of heat to make grapes and a certain amount of sunlight to make sugar, and an excess of either degrades the potential quality. From 2012 through 2016, California experienced a number of climatic events—most notably consecutive years of drought and warming temperatures-that have prompted us to reconsider how we farm for high quality wine. One solution that we’ve come up with is the use of shadecloth to lower the temperature around the grape clusters and to decrease the potential for sunburn.

Shadecloth is simply a knitted fabric that blocks UVA and UVB light from penetrating the canopy while allowing a sufficient amount of photosynthetically active radiation (PAR) to reach the leaf’s chlorophyll and other pigments. PAR, in short, is the light in the visible spectrum (400-700nm wavelength) that’s responsible for photosynthesis.

We began experimenting with black and green shadecloth in 2013 and since then we’ve covered over 90% of our vines. So far, the results are very promising. We’ve been able to harvest grapes later than we’d expected given the increasingly early budbreak with greater color, less sugar (lower potential alcohol) and far less desiccation. This year, with the cooperation of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, we’re going to experiment with a white shadecloth to see if color makes a difference—how white or black shadecloth influences wine grape composition. Stay tuned.

Apr 17, 2017 at 10:27 AM
Kasey Lee
April 13, 2017

Apr 13, 2017 at 5:34 PM
Kasey Lee
March 13, 2017

Each spring in fall, we release a new shipment for our Custom Club 2320 wine club members. Each shipment includes a variety of wines that showcases the seven distinct properties that make up the Adelaida Estate. The wine club then receives the opportunity to customize their shipment from among the set of 12 chosen wines listed below. 

Anna's White, Anna's Estate Vineyard 2015

  • Blend: Grenache Blanc 35%, Viognier 30%, Roussanne 26%, Picpoul Blanc 9%
  • Aromas: Honeysuckle, lemon meringue, baked apples, gingerbread
  • Flavors: Honeydew melon, lemon custard, ginger cookie, quince.
  • At its best now through 2019.

Anna's Red, Anna's Estate Vineyard 2013 

  • Blend: Grenache 37%, Mourvèdre 21%, Cinsaut 18%, Counoise 14%, Syrah 10%
  • Aromas: Strawberry and blackberry compote, herbs de Provence, and hazelnut liqueur
  • Flavors: Sautéed strawberries with allspice, light veal stock, sage, and thyme
  • Drink now through 2020.  

Cabernet Sauvignon, Viking Estate Vineyard 2014

  • Aromas: A mash-up of fresh cranberries and cherries, violets, graphite dust, chocolate shavings, cured tobacco leaf
  • Flavors: Cranberry skin, black currants, toast, cedar wood, fine grained dark chocolate
  • Drink through 2022

Anna's Red, Anna's Estate Vineyard 2014

  • Blend: Cinsaut 29%, Mourvedre 25%, Counoise 22%, Petite Sirah 11%, Grenache 8%, Syrah 5%
  • Aromas: Plum and blackberry conserves, roasting meat juices, wild thyme, wet earth.
  • Flavors: Dried cranberries, beef jerky, herbs-de-Provence, North African spice blend
  • Drink now through 2020.  

Zinfandel, Michael's Estate Vineyard 2015

  • Aromas: Briar patch, fresh picked raspberries, Grandfather’s pipe tobacco, pink peppercorns
  • Flavors: Wild mountain berries, sweet/tart lingonberries, mocha, brown spices, peppercorn dust
  • Drink now through 2020

Anna's Red Signature, Anna's Estate Vineyard 2014 - $50.00

  • Blend: Mourvèdre 39%, Syrah 33%, Grenache 26%, Petite Sirah 2%.
  • Aroma: Black forest fruits with notes of underbrush and wild herbs
  • Flavor: Savory game infused blackberry reduction with herbs de Provence
  • Notes: Drink now through 2020.  

Chardonnay, HMR Estate Vineyard 2015

  • Aroma: Lemon zest, ripe melon, fresh baked bread, crushed seashells
  • Flavor: Lemon meringue, honeydew melon, brioche-croissant breakfast breads, sea spray
  • Drink now through 2020.

Pinot Noir, Doctor's Vineyard 2012

  • Aroma: crushed black cherries, rose petals, sandalwood incense, milk chocolate  
  • Flavor: silky textured cherry-raspberry-strawberry compote, baking spices, gingerbread  
  • “The Doctor’s” can be enjoyed now through 2018.   

Syrah, Anna's Estate Vineyard 2014

  • Aroma: Violets, bacon, fennel earthy with graphite
  • Flavor: Black plum and blueberry compote, roast beets, and Christmas spice
  • Notes: Drink now through 2020 

Zinfandel, Michael's Estate Vineyard 2014

  • Aroma: Black raspberry reduction, chaparral, clove, smoked meat
  • Flavor: Compote of black fruits, pink peppercorns, charcuterie
  • Drink now through 2019

Syrah Reserve, Anna's Estate Vineyard 2013 

  • Aromas: Fresh blueberry, juicy raspberry and dark blackberry 
  • Flavors: Rich on the palate, bright acidity with a hint of lingering oak, rosemary and baking spice coat the palate.
  • Drink now through 2023. 
  • Accolades: 92 Points -The Tasting Panel, Anthony Dias Blue.  92 Points - Connoisseurs Guide

Nebbiolo, Glenrose Vineyard 2011

  • Aroma: Cut roses on their 3rd day, cherry skin, tree bark, forest floor, tobacco leaf 
  • Flavor: Red licorice, rose hips, hibiscus tea, turned soil, macadam
  • Notes: Drink now through 2021.   

Muscat Dessert Wines, Bobcat Estate Vineyard

  • Aroma: honey, orange marmalade, peach blossoms, pressed flowers
  • Flavor: Unctuous, honeyed white peach, candied ginger
  • Notes: Drink now through 2021.  

CUSTOMIZE YOUR WINE

Mar 13, 2017 at 11:31 AM
Jeremy Weintraub- Winemaker

Grapevines require a certain amount of heat to make grapes and a certain amount of sunlight to make sugar, and an excess of either degrades the potential quality. From 2012 through 2016, California experienced a number of climatic events—most notably consecutive years of drought and warming temperatures--that have prompted us to reconsider how we farm for high quality wine. One solution that we’ve come up with is the use of shadecloth to lower the temperature around the grape clusters and to decrease the potential for sunburn.

Shadecloth is simply a knitted fabric that blocks UVA and UVB light from penetrating the canopy while allowing a sufficient amount of photosynthetically active radiation (PAR) to reach the leaf’s chlorophyll and other pigments. PAR, in short, is the light in the visible spectrum (400-700nm wavelength) that’s responsible for photosynthesis.

We began experimenting with black and green shadecloth in 2013 and since then we’ve covered over 90% of our vines. So far, the results are very promising. We’ve been able to harvest grapes later than we’d expected given the increasingly early budbreak with greater color, less sugar (lower potential alcohol) and far less desiccation.

This year, with the cooperation of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, we’re going to experiment with a white shadecloth to see if color makes a difference—how white or black shadecloth influences wine grape composition. Stay tuned.

Mar 6, 2017 at 3:39 PM
Kasey Lee
February 23, 2017

We are happy to announce that your 2017 Spring Signature Series wine club shipment will ship on Monday, March 13, 2017. The three bottle selection will include the following: (1) Cabernet Sauvignon Signature, Viking Estate Vineyard 2014 (1) Syrah Signature, Anna's Estate Vineyard 2014; (1) Anna's Red Signature, Anna's Estate Vineyard 2014; (1) Cabernet Franc Signature, Viking Vineyard 2014; (1) Version Red Reserve, Anna's Estate Vineyard 2013; and (1) Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, Viking Vineyard 2011.

Cabernet Sauvignon Signature, Viking Estate Vineyard, 2014
92-94 points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
The wine shows a saturated fruitiness and plump texture with a sense of crystallized blackberries and melted licorice leading to a long finish accenting the mocha-like richness of fine cigar tobacco wrapper and graphite tinged soft tannins. A pedigreed wine of breeding it demonstrates the potential of the vineyard in the hands of master winemaker. Drink now through 2029.
Retail $90.00 | Wine Club $72.00


Syrah Signature, Anna's Estate Vineyard, 2014
91 points, Connoisseurs’ Guide to California Wine 
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. Deeply colored and densely fruited this masculine wine exhales textbook aromatics of blueberries, smoke and bacon which are reconfirmed in the fleshy, savory flavors of blackberries, salami, leather, and black pepper.
Retail $60.00 | Wine Club $48.00


Anna's Red Signature, Anna's Estate Vineyard, 2014
Mourvèdre 39%, Syrah 33%, Grenache 26%, Petite Sirah 2%. Inspired by the top cuvees of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, this reverse engineered 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 wine delivers the savory flavors of a game infused blackberry reduction with hints of Herbs-de-Provence and campfire smoke. Drink now through 2020.  
Retail $50.00 | Wine Club $40.00


Cabernet Franc Signature, Viking Estate Vineyard, 2014
Violet and Iris flower aromatics make for a 1st impression followed by deeply penetrating flavors of blueberries, black currants, toast, cedar wood, Christmas spices, and graphite minerality. Light on its feet yet full and generous, the wine’s silky texture leads to an opulent sustaining finish of black fruited incense.  Best decanted in the near term, drink through 2024.
Retail $70.00 | Wine Club $56.00


Cabernet Sauvignon/Syrah Reserve, Viking estate vineyard, 2011 - Library Release
Cabernet Sauvignon 65%, Syrah 35%. Made separately, these two wines were aged for a good year and a half in new and neutral oak barrels, respectively.  The syrah, without the influence of new oak, preserved its pure, exuberant fruity personality and brings to the blend a broad mouth feel which adds vitality and density to the edgier fruit acidity of the mountain influenced Cabernet. This wine can be enjoyed through 2019.  
Retail $65.00 | Wine Club $52.00


Version red Reserve, Anna's Estate Vineyard, 2013
92 points, Wine Spectator
Syrah 52%, Mourvèdre 40%, Grenache 8%. Syrah and Mourvèdre dominate the blend giving the wine a distinctive Herb-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 $50.00 | Wine Club $40.00

Feb 23, 2017 at 2:57 PM
Kasey Lee
February 23, 2017

We are happy to announce that your 2017 Spring Signature Series wine club shipment will ship on Monday, March 13, 2017. The three bottle selection will include the following: (1) Cabernet Sauvignon Signature, Viking Estate Vineyard 2014 (1) Syrah Signature, Anna's Estate Vineyard 2014; and (1) Anna's Red Signature, Anna's Estate Vineyard 2014.

Cabernet Sauvignon Signature, Viking estate vineyard, 2014
92-94 points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
The wine shows a saturated fruitiness and plump texture with a sense of crystallized blackberries and melted licorice leading to a long finish accenting the mocha-like richness of fine cigar tobacco wrapper and graphite tinged soft tannins. A pedigreed wine of breeding it demonstrates the potential of the vineyard in the hands of master winemaker. Drink now through 2029.
Retail $90.00 | Wine Club $72.00


Syrah Signature, Anna's Estate Vineyard, 2014
91 points, Connoisseurs’ Guide to California Wine 
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. Deeply colored and densely fruited this masculine wine exhales textbook aromatics of blueberries, smoke and bacon which are reconfirmed in the fleshy, savory flavors of blackberries, salami, leather, and black pepper.
Retail $60.00 | Wine Club $48.00


Anna's Red Signature, Anna's Estate Vineyard, 2014
Mourvèdre 39%, Syrah 33%, Grenache 26%, Petite Sirah 2%. Inspired by the top cuvees of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, this reverse engineered 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 wine delivers the savory flavors of a game infused blackberry reduction with hints of Herbs-de-Provence and campfire smoke. Drink now through 2020.  
Retail $50.00 | Wine Club $40.00

Feb 23, 2017 at 2:50 PM
Adelaida Team
January 24, 2017

PASO ROBLES (Jan. 23, 2017) – Adelaida Vineyards & Winery in Paso Robles just revealed their winter events lineup, including their kickoff event for 2017 Vintage Paso Weekend, headlined by celebrated wine journalist Elaine Brown on March 18.

Adelaida Vineyards & Winery -- one of the iconic Paso Robles wineries located in West Paso Robles in the Adelaida District  - produces grape varieties from France’s Rhône Valley, Burgundy and Bordeaux regions. The winery will host a variety of educational seminars and tasting events at their estate, as well as appear in premier wine festivals across the country.

The winter events season starts Feb. 12 with Adelaida’s Valentine’s Day Seminar, showing couples how to dial up the romance with chocolate and coco infused dishes. The following week the team at Adelaida will pour at the Paso Robles Rhone Rangers Experience Grand Tasting on Feb. 18 from 1 to 4 p.m., which highlights celebrated winemakers from California’s “Rhone Zone.”

Adelaida will be the featured winery at Il Cortile Ristorante’s Feb. 22 “Reverse Wine Dinner” series, where guests to choose their wine first, and Chef Santos then creates a special three-course meal around the wine selection. Winemaker Jeremy Weintraub will pour a diverse selection of impressive food-friendly wines at this installment of the nine-week series, which launched on Jan. 18 and features different wineries each week. Adelaida’s team will head to the opposite coast to pour signature wines at the Charleston Wine + Food Festival March 1-5. Although the Cannon Green Signature Dinner featuring Weintraub and Adelaida wines is sold out, guests can still taste them at the Culinary Village on March 3.

Adelaida kicks off the eponymous region’s signature 2017 Vintage Paso Weekend on March 17, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a special of perfectly cellared wines from their extensive library for just $10 per person (free for Club members). Guests can pair their favorite wines with seasonal lunch dishes from the winery’s menu. On March 18, Adelaida hosts what will likely be a standing (and sipping!) room only 2017 Vintage Paso Weekend seminar with renowned wine journalist Elaine Brown. The Wine & Spirits contributor will pair up with Winemaker Jeremy Weintraub for an interactive tasting 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Adelaida’s barrel room. Brown, who serves as the American Specialist for JancisRobinson.com and writes a columns for Wine Business Monthly and Wine & Spirits, will join Adelaida’s winemaker dinner that evening, catered by guest Chef Dakota Weiss. The seminar costs $75 per person ($60 for Club members) and includes wine and small bites, while winemaker dinner tickets cost $125 per person ($100 for Club members). Reservations for these high-profile events are required, please email events@adelaida.com or call 800.676.1232 Ext. 30. On March 19 the winery rounds out the weekend at The Decade Bar in their Barrel Room, featuring library wine tastings for $10 (free to Club members) and seasonal lunch items available for purchase.

Adelaida Vineyards & Winery specializes using sustainable winegrowing practices and minimalist winemaking to produce ripe, well-balanced wines, specializing in estate-grown Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Rhone Blends, and serious Cabernet Sauvignon from their Viking Vineyard. Adelaida offers daily wine tasting with a selection of cheese, crackers and spreads, which can be enjoyed in the tasting room or on the expansive deck. They also offer the Vineyard Tour, Taste & Tailgate experience – one of the best in town --by appointment, featuring wine tasting at the source, including a tailgate picnic of artisanal cheeses and charcuterie. The winery also offers private reserve tastings are and numerous events throughout the year. The tasting room is open 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily at 5805 Adelaida Road, Paso Robles, CA 93446.

Adelaida
Located in the heart of the Adelaida District in west Paso Robles, Adelaida has deep roots in the region’s rich wine tradition. Adelaida has pioneered winemaking in the Paso Robles region since it was founded in 1981. The winery’s estate includes the legendary HMR Vineyard plus four other distinct vineyards in the west hills of Paso Robles: Anna’s, Bobcat Crossing, Michael’s and Viking. Adelaida farms all of its vineyards sustainably; its wines have consistently won widespread acclaim from top writers and wine competitions in America. 800-676-1232; www.adelaida.com. 

Jan 24, 2017 at 2:26 PM
Kasey Lee
December 19, 2016

This sweet and savory recipe is perfect for an upcoming holiday gathering. What’s not to love about melted cheese and fresh walnuts in this supper simple appetizer? Pairs well with a crisp white wine or light-bodied red. Adelaida Pairing Suggestion: Chardonnay, HMR Estate Vineyard 2015.

Ingredients:

  • 1 large round brie cheese
  • ½ cup Adelaida chopped walnuts
  • 1/8 cup brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp. ground ginger
  • Pinch of salt

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Cut the top of the rind off the brie
  3. In a small bowl, mix walnuts, rosemary, brown sugar ginger, and salt
  4. Spoon walnut mixture over brie and place in a small, shallow baking dish (we used a cast iron)
  5. Bake for 20 minutes or until the cheese becomes bubbly
  6. Serve with warm, sliced bread 
Dec 19, 2016 at 10:19 AM
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