Adastra Vineyards Carneros Merlot 1999
Adastra Wines is a family endeavor. Chris Thorpe and son-in-law Edwin Richards run the winery; Pam Starr is our winemaking consultant.
We took our name, Adastra, from the Latin phrase per aspera ad astra, "through striving to the stars," inspired by the brilliant Carneros night sky and our own stellar ambitions.
Known for elegant wines that combine power and finesse, Carneros is set in the rolling hills that straddle the southernmost parts of both Sonoma and Napa counties. The cooling winds from the abutting San Pablo Bay, combined with lots of midday California sunshine, create an ideal environment for producing wines with a perfect balance of crisp acidity and well-ripened fruit.