Discover the essence of elegance! California’s wine country is a haven for wine enthusiasts, and nestled amidst rolling hills and sun-drenched landscapes lies the vibrant Paso Robles wine region. Known for its exceptional wines, warm hospitality, and breathtaking scenery, Paso Robles is a wine lover’s paradise that invites you to sip, savor, and indulge, especially with Adelaida Vineyards & Winery!

With its rich history, commitment to sustainability, and exceptional wines, these Paso Robles wines really set themselves apart. Adelaida Vineyards and Winery has stood as a beacon of quality and craftsmanship in the Paso Robles region. Founded on a legacy of passion and a commitment to excellence, the winery has consistently produced wines that embody the unique terroir and microclimates of the area. With meticulous attention to detail and a respect for sustainable practices, Adelaida has mastered the art of winemaking while nurturing the land. I am a big fan of wines from this area as well as wines made sustainably so this winery really is one I am super excited about.

The region’s diverse soils, including limestone, shale, and clay, provide a great foundation for the roots to grow deep, imparting unique characteristics to the grapes. Combined with the warm days and cool nights of the Paso Robles climate, these elements create a perfect harmony that allows the vines to flourish, resulting in wines that are a true reflection of their surroundings.

I was sent a few reds that I was very excited to taste. I was wildly impressed by the wines where Winemaker Jeremy Weintraub passionately introduces the 2019 Cabernet Franc Signature from the esteemed Viking Estate Vineyard. It’s an exquisite wine that deserves its moment in the spotlight within Paso Robles wine country. This overlooked varietal reveals its true beauty, showcasing its “heat and drought-tolerant” characteristics. This wine is captivating with aromas of black cherry, violet, and cedar wood that emerge from the glass, a delightful symphony that sets the stage for an extraordinary tasting experience! As the wine dances on your palate, flavors of luscious blackberry, hints of anise, and sweet tobacco take center stage, creating a harmonious and balanced medley of taste sensations. Aged in 60% new French oak for a lavish 20 months, this 100% Cabernet Franc varietal boasts elegance and finesse. With an alcohol level of 14.7%, it strikes the perfect balance between power and grace. Embrace the opportunity to savor this remarkable creation now, knowing it will evolve in the bottle, inviting you to indulge in its charms until 2034. $80

The captivating allure of the 2020 Mourvédre Signature from the esteemed Anna’s Estate Vineyard I was also sent, and wow did it impress! This exceptional varietal beckons with an intoxicating bouquet, where the bold scents of violets, cinnamon, and roses take center stage. Prepare to be blown away by richness that reveals the true essence of this magnificent grape. Exotic spices dance on the palate, while perfectly ripe dark fruits like boysenberry and plum tantalize your taste buds. Amidst the bold flavors, subtle undertones of gamey, cured meats add a touch of wild complexity without overpowering the senses. Whether you choose to enjoy it now or have the patience to hold it until 2029, this 100% Mourvédre masterpiece from Anna’s Estate Vineyard will captivate your senses and ignite your passion for exceptional wines. With 18 months of aging in neutral French oak and an alcohol level of 14.8% you really can’t go wrong with this wine. $65

The 2020 Cinsaut from Anna’s Estate Vineyard, is quite an exquisite creation that defied this Somm’s expectations! Winemaker Jeremy Weintraub masterfully showcases the standalone potential of this often-blending grape, unleashing a lot of flavors that will leave you in a way almost spellbound! Bright raspberry and red currant take the spotlight, harmonizing with a complex mix of black tea and delicate violet undertones. The texture on the palate is great and enhanced by elevated tannins, adding nice depth to this remarkable wine. Its versatility shines, making it the perfect companion for a wide range of culinary delights. Whether paired with savory dishes or enjoyed on its own, this Cinsaut vintage is destined to elevate your dining experiences. For optimal enjoyment, you can serve this chilled which is ideal for the summer months. Crafted with 100% Cinsaut from the single Anna’s Estate Vineyard and aged in neutral French oak barrels for 15 months, this exceptional wine boasts an alcohol level of 13.9%. Let this enchanting creation transport you to new heights of sensory bliss! $40

Adelaida Vineyards and Winery stands as a beacon of elegance, innovation, and sustainability in the heart of Paso Robles wine country. With its rich legacy, exceptional wines, and breathtaking vineyards, Adelaida invites you to experience the harmony between the land and the art of winemaking.

Always remember, eat what you like and drink what you love. Please pair responsibly!