For the 2005 vintage there are two Adastra Pinot Noirs: "Proximus" and "Regulus". Both are grown on our estate vineya...Read more...
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Aromas of strawberry, cinnamon bark, earth, and forest floor. On the palate strawberry, cherry and clove with a pleasing brightness. A delicious, medium-bodied wine. The main body of the wine comes from a field selection named for Joseph Swan, who brought in the original budwood from Burgundy. Although finicky even by Pinot standards, Swan can produce mouthwatering wines that showcase terroir and combine fruit, undergrowth (“sousbois”) and spice in a unique way among Pinot grapes.
For the 2005 vintage there are two Adastra Pinot Noirs: "Proximus" and "Regulus". Both are grown on our estate vineyard, both are farmed organically and both taste great. The "Regulus" is a delicious, balanced, medium-bodied Pinot Noir. The "Proximus" is a bigger, more intense wine, an ultrareserve, our best of the best. We are releasing the 2005 "Regulus" now, the "Proximus" will come a little later. Why "Regulus"? Regulus is named after the brightest star in the constellation Leo. Regulus was also a Roman general famed for his loyalty. Tasting Notes: The 2005 Adastra Pinot Noir Regulus has aromas of strawberry, cinnamon bark, earth and undergrowth. On the palate, strawberry, cherry and spice, with a pleasing brightness. A delicious, medium-bodied wine. Alcohol: 14.2% by volume pH: 3.68 TA 0.53 Barrel Aging: 15 months in oak Production: 336 cases
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