Adelaida

Adelaida 2016 Zinfandel - Red Wine

Red Wine by Adelaida from Central Coast, California. Adelaida's distinct family-owned vineyards lie in the hillside terrain of Paso Robles' Adelaida District, 14 miles from the Pacific coast. Ranging from 1400 - 2000 feet in elevation these low yielding vines are challenged by chalky limestone soils and afternoon blasts of cool marine air, and a diurnal temperature swing of 40-50 degrees. 2016 was a banner year for growing fine wine grapes. The Central Coast experieerature swing of 40-50 degrees. 2016 was a banner year for growing fine wine grapes. The Central Coast experienced steady, warm temperatures giving us long hang times. Harvested over two weeks in early September, grapes were hand sorted, desteemed, optically sorted, and small batch fermented on in-digenous yeast cultures. Later it was aged in a mix of French and Hun-garian oak barrels for 15 months. The finished wine is an expression of its mountain terroir, racy with electric vibrancy of ripe raspberries and cranberries with cinnamon stick spiciness. Best enjoyed in the near term for its exuberant fruitiness, drink up by 2021. read more