Adelaida Estate Pinot Noir 2021, HMR Vineyard, Adelaida District, Paso Robles, California

Located in the mountainous terrain of Paso Robles, Adelaida Vineyards & Winery is built on a vision of excellence: for wine, for community, and for the environment. Sustainable agriculture and a winemaking team guided by nature come together to create classic California wines that convey a sense of this unique place. Our vineyards offer a wide range of mesoclimates, aspects and soil types. We farm them organically, with an eye toward the long-term health of our customers, our employees, and our land. Adelaida has five organically-farmed vineyards in the coastal influenced Santa Lucia Mountain Range on the west side of the Paso Robles AVA. Situated on steep hillsides, these sites lie within the Adelaida District, a sub-appellation in the northwest corner of the wine region. With elevations ranging from 1400 – 2050 feet, limestone subsoils, and extreme diurnal temperature swings, averaging 45 degrees, Adelaida produces wines with distinct expressions of their site. The 2019 growing season was notable for ample rainfall during the winter, cool days with sporadic wind and rain during bloom, and moderate temperatures during the ripening and harvest period. Yields were average across the majority of varietals. Power with grace, structure with finesse. These dynamics are on full display with the contrasting yet complementing aromas of fruit (black cherry, black raspberry) and earth (wet stone and black truffle). A first sip delivers the perfect purity of fruit in the form of deliciously ripe, round, and supple textures. Tastes of mulberry fruit, Asian spice, and exotic tea are bound together with silken textures. This wine exhibits the best of both worlds, with savory and earthy old-world qualities and delightful yet often elusive varietal purity found in world class Pinot Noir. 100% Pinot Noir, Aged in French oak barrique (40% new) for 15 months.