Based on Zinfandel, this lip-smacking, juicy red is the result of blending grape varieties
and flavors grown throughout California’s Central Coast. The majority of the grapes came from our estate Red Cedar Vineyard, just east of the town of Paso Robles. Adobe Red is a fun and tasty flavor fusion of eight different grape varieties: 40% Zinfandel, 17% Syrah, 13% Petite Sirah, 9% Malbec, 6% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot,
6% Tempranillo and 3% Merlot.
This vintage was cooler than normal, with lower than average rainfall and a few tricky spring frosts early in the year. After picking and pressing, the different varietal lots all fermented separately. Approximately 31% of the lots were barrel aged, while the majority of the lots stayed in stainless steel to preserve their forward fruit
The Adobe Red is a proprietary Zinfandel-based blend with effusive aromas of cherry
spice, blackberry and pepper, with hints of brambles and plum. Cherry/berry flavors dominate on the palate. The tannins are fine and supple, and a bit of oak character adds additional vanilla notes to the balanced finish.