Adelaida Zinfandel 2021, 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. The vineyards offer a wide range of mesoclimates, aspects and soil types. Adelaida has seven 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 ft, limestone subsoils, and extreme diurnal temperature swings, averaging 45 degrees, Adelaida produces wines with distinct expressions of their site. Deep ruby color pleases the eye as the glass is lifted. Exuberant full tilt wafts of raspberry and blueberry pie hit first, underpinned by exotic spice aromas of nutmeg and mace. Vanilla bean and peppercorn round out the classic array of zinfandel scents. In the mouth the wine is both rich, round, and resolute in its forthrightness, being a true expression of grape and location.