Adelaida Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
Pair with warm fennel and radicchio greens sliced, lightly grilled beef tenderloin with parmesan shavings, cast iron skillet seared strip steak with caramelized shallots and herb butter or a triple bacon burger basted with Guinness.
Blend: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Cabernet Franc, 5% Malbec, 2% Petit Verdot
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The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon has a medium to deep ruby color with spicy wild blackberries, blackcurrants, kirsch, pepper and cedar on the nose plus touches of tobacco, dried herbs, potpourri and red fruit sparks. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is classically styled with restrained red and black fruits and loads of spices. It has a firm, fine-grained frame and seamless freshness on the long, nuanced finish.
Adelaida Vineyards & Winery is located in Paso Robles and is the premier winery in the Adelaida District. Founded in 1981, Adelaida Vineyards is built on a vision of excellence and their goal is to produce the most distinct and compelling wines from their estate vineyards. The estate vineyards encompass 180 acres that span across distinct areas of mountainous terrain characterized by chalk-rock limestone soils, afternoon blasts of cool coastal air, and a daily 40 to 50 degree temperature swing. These unique and varied locations led to specifically designated grape varietals. By taking advantage of the unique soil, elevation, and microclimates on the property, Adelaida maximizes fruit quality. Through meticulous attention to detail in the vineyards, Adelaida is able to express the unique and diverse character of their soil and climate.
Covering the Santa Lucia Range in the northwestern portion of the greater Paso Robles appellation, the Adelaida District AVA reaches from 900 feet to over 2,000 feet in elevation. The appellation does well with Rhone and Bordeaux varieties as well as Zinfandel.
A noble variety bestowed with both power and concentration, Cabernet Sauvignon enjoys success all over the globe, its best examples showing potential to age beautifully for decades. Cabernet Sauvignon flourishes in Bordeaux's Medoc where it is often blended with Merlot and smaller amounts of some combination of Cabernet Franc, Malbecand Petit Verdot. In the Napa Valley, ‘Cab’ is responsible for some of the world’s most prestigious, age-worthy and sought-after “cult” wines. Somm Secret—DNA profiling in 1997 revealed that Cabernet Sauvignon was born from a spontaneous crossing of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc in 17th century southwest France.