Adelaida Team
September 5, 2017 | Adelaida Team

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


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