Adorada Pinot Gris 2016
Flavors of Gravenstein Apple, Barlett Pear, Orange Blossom, Lemon, Honeydew Melon
Adorada Rosé and Pinot Gris are crafted from premium California grapes in a sumptuously aromatic style, reminiscent of an ambrosial fragrance. Each bottle is finished with a luxurious draping of wax, creating a sleek aesthetic akin to classic perfume bottles. Adorada—meaning “adored” in Spanish—is pushing the boundaries of conventional Rosé and Pinot Gris, delivering decadent aromas and flavors that elevate the typical pour-and-sip ritual to an evocative sensory experience.
When winemaker Margaret Leonardi endeavored to create a strikingly aromatic wine, she drew on her sensory explorations in the culinary world. An avid home chef, Margaret grew up in a large family, immersed in rich food and wine traditions. Those early influences taught her to experiment with flavor, texture and aromatics in the kitchen. Today, that passion translates to the vivid sensorial experience she creates in every bottle of Adorada wine.
Responsible for the vast majority of American wine production, if California were a country, it would be the world’s fourth largest wine-producing nation. The state’s diverse terrain and microclimates allow for an incredible range of wine styles, and unlike tradition-bound Europe, experimentation is more than welcome here. Wineries range from tiny, family-owned boutiques to massive corporations, and price and production are equally varied. Plenty of inexpensive bulk wine is made in the Central Valley area, while Napa Valley is responsible for some of the world’s most prestigious and expensive “cult” wines.
Each American Viticultural Area (AVA) and sub-AVA of has its own distinct personality, allowing California to produce wine of every fashion: from bone dry to unctuously sweet, still to sparkling, light and fresh to rich and full-bodied. In the Napa Valley, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc dominate vineyard acreage. Sonoma County is best known for Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel. The Central Coast has carved out a niche with Rhône Blends blends based on Grenache and Syrah, while Mendocino has found success with cool climate varieties such as Pinot noir, Riesling and Gewürztraminer. With all the diversity that California has to offer, any wine lover will find something to get excited about here.
This “white” variety is actually born out of a mutation of Pinot Noir and shows a unique rosy, purplish hue upon full ripeness. The grape boasts two versions of its name and two generally distinct styles: the crisp, Italian Pinot Grigio and the softer French Pinot Gris. Somm Secret—Given the color of its berries and aromatic potential, Pinot Grigio is commonly used to make "orange wines." An orange wine is a white wine made with fermentation on its skins (similar to red wine making), leading to n orange hued wine with ephemeral aromas and extra complexity.