As you start your walk through their redwoods, there is a stop to taste their Chardonnay. The walk is relaxing & beautiful. However, you could still smell the char in the air as you stroll. The fire came down the mountain to their property line. It was an on-site fire crew from San Jose, Ca that protected their property. When I left our visit, there was a strong smell of char in my shirt from the breeze blowing down the mountain that had burned above them.
Their 16 Chardonnay is good. It’s Napa/Sonoma classic in fruit profile and not crushed in new oak which is the way I prefer it. Green apple, lemon, lime, some pineapple, cream, medium backbone, limestone, grey volcanics, lilies, white flowers & jasmine. The acidity is quite refreshing with a nicely polished & not overdone finish. Wire to wire a pleasant Chardonnay.
Photos of; their main house out front where you approach the property, inside tasting salon area, outside branded bar and another vantage point of their woods behind their tasting room. — 13 days ago
Vanilla, raspberry, tannins are still biting pretty good. The nose is just wonderful, after being open for a bit—it’s like a cool raspberry breeze. Delicious. — a month ago
Dark in color, full body, and fairly acidic. Melon flavor is prevalent, but floral and lime too. Definitely a mineral taste, almost like an strong ocean breeze. — 2 days ago
If you are looking for a sweet treat this is it. It taste like apple cider with a crisp kick this is it. I am not a pro just telling you what I think. I am enjoying this after finishing a bottle and a half of other wines. Yes my rating is higherbthen then pros, but this is how I feel. Ask a Pro if you want to know about acidity and tanin. This is a wonderful sweet treat. — a month ago
First time trying👍🏼
Definitely buying more
Winery Notes: "Blend: 77% Grenache Blanc, 18% Picpoul, 5% Rousanne. This is our second Adelaida Vineyard bottling. Paso Robles is the epicenter of new Rhone plantings in California. We are fortunate to be able to source grapes from Adelaida Vineyards, who planted grenache blanc, roussanne, viognier and picpoul blanc among other more established varieties such as grenache noir, syrah and mourvedre (or mataro). Their vineyard lies on the limestone hills of the Adelaida District, thirteen miles from the Pacific coast. Warm days, cool nights and balanced vines promote great acidity in the grapes. Fermentation: Whole-cluster pressed. Natural primary finished February 2020, and secondary finished by April 2020. Barrels: 88% barrel aged in air-dried American oak barrels; 8% new, 9% three-year-old; 61% four-year-old, 10% five-year-old, 12% six-year-old. 12% concrete tank aged. Aging: Eight months in barrel." — 10 days ago
Tasting a more recent vintage, 460 cases produced, 16.7% alc/vol (seriously?!) So how does it compare with previous vintages? Purple red, highly extracted pigment. Wood in nose, wood, black cherry and black currant in mouth initially. Letting it breathe... Mint and blackberry flavors emerge after 30 minutes, and there’s got to be some RS in this. Well made, balanced, surprisingly not hot or alcoholic (which explains the sweet fruitiness), slightly syrupy in mouthfeel. A really nice wine. Reminds me why, growing up, Zin was always my favorite. Moderate chewy tannins emerge after 60 minutes, but acceptably so; they later dissipate. Fresh fig and tar emerge after that, greatness! Makes me wonder if, with global warming, the future of Zinfandel is here in the Pacific Northwest — a month ago
I’m a Malbec fan, and this was exceptional. The nose was of an ocean breeze though a field of blackberries. While black fruit was on the palate, it was more representative of sanguine and saline. Tannins completely integrated and smooth. Long lingering salty finish. Paul Hobbs, wow — 10 days ago
Wow. I’m more of a red drinker and rarely care for whites, but was craving risotto so needed a decent one. This was a very pleasant surprise. A punch in the nose of honey and sweet lemons, and soon following with apples... even a bit of fresh sea breeze. I thought it was going to be sweet because of the nose, but it’s still a nice dry, round white; barely tart ending. It is exactly what I was looking for to make my meal and I probably can finish the rest of the bottle myself. It pairs really well with my lemon asparagus and chives risotto. The price is fantastic as well. Definitely a keeper and will stock up for future weeknight drinks. — 20 days ago