Adobe Road "Redline" Red 2016 (Sonoma/Napa, California) - [WS 90] [RP 90]

Adobe Road "Redline" Red 2016
(Sonoma/Napa, California) - [WS 90] [RP 90]

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Notes from the Winemaker:
Premier Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Malbec and petite Syrah combine with lush Syrah from Sonoma to produce an impressive yet approachable red blend encompassing the best fruit California has to offer. This wine revs up with blackberry and mocha aromas (along with a nuance of anise), turning the corner with velvety dark chocolate, black cherry, baking spices and deep ripe fruit from palate to finish. Redline was aged in toasted French oak, enhancing the natural tannin of the varietals with a subtle smokiness. The balanced acidity holds up to a variety of foods such as steak, pizzetta, pork belly and rich pastas.

Winemaker’s Notes:
Redline is a joy to make and is a celebration of a beloved flavor profile: dark, rich, jammy, blue/black fruits, toasty, all with an incredible depth and complexity. Redline is the art of the blend. Redline is a red wine blend that always over delivers on price point and quality. To those ends, we make each individual component of Redline to its maximum potential, fully extracting color, fruit and flavor. After each lot of component wine is finished fermenting, we begin trials to determine which lots will blend best with others to maximize expression and volume. At the end of months of careful aging and blending, the Redline blend is assembled and ready for bottling.

Varietal composition: 43% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Zinfandel, 12% Syrah, 10% Petite Sirah, 6% Malbec

Appellation: 72% Sonoma County, 28% Napa County

Ratings & Reviews

90 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Supple, charming and driven, with lively red and dark fruits and notes of licorice, dark berry, mocha, gravel, herb and sage. Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Syrah, Petite Sirah and Malbec. Drink now through 2028. 2,000 cases made." - JL (Apr 30, 2018)

90 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2016 Red Blend Redline opens with compelling exotic spice and fragrant earth notes over a core of baked blackberries and black cherry preserves with hints of underbrush and tilled soil. Full-bodied and chock-full of black fruit and spicy layers, it has a firm frame of chewy tannins and just enough freshness, finishing long. 2,000 cases produced." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown (29th Jun 2018)