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Adelaida Zinfandel Michael's Estate Vineyard 2012

Member Review by vin0vin0:

Really nice Paso zin from Adelaida. Black cherry, a bit of spice, pepper, rhubarb, medium acidity, nice tannins and a medium finish. This is nicely balanced, not overly jammy but fairly big and juicy.

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Adelaida Cellars:
Adelaida's wines begin at the roots, pushing through the rocky limestone soils on the west side of Paso Robles on California's Central Coast. The winery, which originated in 1981, is located 14 miles east of the Pacific Ocean at an elevation of 1,800 feet in the Santa Lucia mountain chain. The winery is a vineyard driven operation that considers itself a foremost proponent of the pote... Read more
Adelaida's wines begin at the roots, pushing through the rocky limestone soils on the west side of Paso Robles on California's Central Coast. The winery, which originated in 1981, is located 14 miles east of the Pacific Ocean at an elevation of 1,800 feet in the Santa Lucia mountain chain. The winery is a vineyard driven operation that considers itself a foremost proponent of the potential of west side Paso Robles. Adelaida's wild and rugged mountainside vineyards are loaded with limestone and calcareous shale. According to winemaker Jeremy Weintraub, "these characteristics cause the vines to strengthen. This results in added stress on the vines, which lowers the yields but produces more intensely flavored fruit". In keeping with the winery's sustainable philosophy, the vineyards are not tilled, encouraging native grasses, wild sage and rosemary to flourish between the rows. Adelaida produces from its own Estate vineyards and a select group of contracted vineyards on the west side of Paso Robles. Amongst its holdings are the two principal estate properties, Viking Vineyard and HMR Vineyard. The mighty Viking Vineyard was planted in 1992 and is now producing great Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. The historic HMR Vineyard was pioneered by Dr. Stanley Hoffman in the early 60s. Devoted care and substantial investment have returned these 40+ year old vineyards to their former glory. Intense, high quality wines are convincing first-time tasters and experts alike. Read less

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Snooth User: vin0vin0
3578087,038
3.50 5
08/14/2015

Really nice Paso zin from Adelaida. Black cherry, a bit of spice, pepper, rhubarb, medium acidity, nice tannins and a medium finish. This is nicely balanced, not overly jammy but fairly big and juicy.


Snooth User: vin0vin0
3578087,038
3.50 5
Vintage: 2011 04/30/2015

After a long weekend tasting Dry Creek Valley zins, came home and decided to try a Paso zin. This is a really nice wine from Adelaida with a bunch of black fruit and a touch of eucalyptus on the nose. There's blueberry pie, vanilla, blackberry, very nice acidity and some nice green plum on the palate.


Snooth User: vin0vin0
3578087,038
4.00 5
Vintage: 2010 07/10/2014

A most excellent big and bold Paso zin. Loads of dark fruit (ripe dark cherry, ripe plum), nice acidity and fine grained tannins. There's a bit of weight on the tongue that blends well with the big fruit.


Snooth User: vin0vin0
3578087,038
0.00 5
Vintage: 2008 04/13/2014

Unfortunately this bottle was a bit cooked and past its prime.



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