Adelaida Zinfandel 2020
Deep ruby color pleases the eye as the glass is lifted. Exuberant full tilt wafts of raspberry and blueberry pie hit first, underpinned by exotic spice aromas of nutmeg and mace. Vanilla bean and peppercorn round out the classic array of zinfandel scents. In the mouth the wine is both rich, round, and resolute in its forthrightness, being a true expression of grape and location. These west Paso Robles, Adelaida District vineyards deliver a strikingly flamboyant and showy Zinfandel while also maintaining beautiful purity, balance, and finesse, which can be attributed to the rare limestone-based soils. Overall a wine of fun and style, offering plenty of classic blue and black fruit with a racy and juicy mouthfeel. Blend: 85% Zinfandel, 15% Petite Sirah
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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.
Unapologetically bold, spice-driven and jammy, Zinfandel has secured its title as the darling of California vintners by adapting well to the state's diverse microclimates and landscapes. Born in Croatia, it later made its way to southern Italy where it was named Primitivo. Fortunately, the imperial nursery of Vienna catalogued specimens of the vine, and it later made its way to New England in 1829. Parading the true American spirit, Zinfandel found a new home in California during the Gold Rush of 1849. Somm Secret—California's ancient vines of Zinfandel are those that survived the neglect of Prohibition; today these vines produce the most concentrated, ethereal and complex examples.