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Adobe White 2008

Adobe White 750ML 2008    
Sku: 9678

Vineyard
The grapes for the 2007 Adobe White came from our Red Cedar Vineyard outside Paso Robles. The calcareous vineyard soils in these white grape blocks are comprised of clay-loam and cobbled sandy loam, and are largely on benchland sites overlooking the Estrella River. Cooler air flows down the benches toward the river at night, helping the grapes retain their crisp acidity.

Winemaking
Most of the later ripening varieties at Red Cedar Vineyard were harvested prior to the rains. After picking and pressing, we fermented all of the varietals separately, and then blended them together after most had reached dryness. All of the lots were cold fermented in stainless steel and left on the fine lees to add mouth feel. We stopped the fermentation on some of the Princess in order to leave a touch of sweetness in the finished wine. The final blend is 40% Viognier, 25% Princess, 20% Grenache Blanc and 15% Roussanne. The Princess is not listed on the label because it is not yet an approved varietal for table wine. (We are petitioning the federal government to add it to the list.) The final blend was bottled in November, 2010.

Characteristics
The Adobe White is a proprietary blend with a golden straw color, and fine floral notes of orange blossom and lemon citrus. Pear, peach and honeydew melon aromas jump from the glass. The creamy mouthfeel comes from a short time on the lees. The mouthwatering fruit flavors are of apple and stone fruit, with nuances of pumpkin pie spice and tea. The finish is crisp and balanced.

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Regional Varietals:
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Country: United States
Region: California
Sub-Region: San Luis Obispo
Appellation: Paso Robles
Grape Varietal: Non-Varietal White Blend
Type: Still wine
 
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