Green pepper, tobacco, cassis, dark fruit
Plum, black & red berry fruit, cedar, and balsam smoke
Adelaida’s Vineyards received roughly 24 inches of rain during the 2018-2019 winter, including a mid-May shower that delivered nearly an inch. A mid-March bud break led predictably to early vine vigor and dense canopy growth. A moderate summer where temperatures reached over 100 degrees for only one day was a welcome change to the 2018 growing season.
October 19th 2019
The grapes were hand-picked in the cool of the night, then destemmed, optically sorted, and fermented with indigenous yeast, in traditional oak and concrete vessels.
20 months in 70% new French oak
Braised beef short ribs; Roasted lamb & polenta