Adobe Road Apex 2018
|California, Sonoma County
About ADOBE ROAD
Adobe Road is a Petaluma based boutique winery producing artisan wines from premium vineyards in both Sonoma and Napa counties. We maintain collaborative relationships with our growers and carefully select vineyard sites based on their suitability for particular varietals. Our wines are handcrafted in small lots with minimal intervention, including fermentation with native yeasts. We believe that these methods, combined with the distinctive nature of our vineyards, lead to expressive wines of the absolute highest quality
Apex is the pinnacle of our blends. Each year we aim to fully express the quality of the vintage by selecting the best lots from our cellar and bringing them together. For the 2018 Apex we focused on the areas of Dry Creek, Rockpile, and Knights Valley; showcasing the best Sonoma County has to offer. Apex pours a dark purple-black into the glass. Licorice, plumbs, wet stones and blackberries lead the way, with smoked meat and wild blueberries framed by medium-firm tannins. Very full bodied and super smooth. Apex is our best-of-the-best blend, and always delivers!
Another interesting blend, the 2018 Apex is 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Syrah, 20% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petite Sirah, and the rest Petite Verdot. I like its purity of fruit and it has a deep purple color, lots of cassis and blueberry fruits, notes of chocolate and graphite, building yet ripe tannins, a notable spine of acidity, and a great finish. One of the standouts in the lineup, this beautifully put-together red will evolve for 15 years.
The 2018 Apex is a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Syrah, 20% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petite Sirah and 2% Petit Verdot. The nose offers sweet spice-laced red and black cherries with accents of loam, dried flowers and bay leaves. The palate is full-bodied and super dense with loads of ripe fruits and new-oak character. 1,000 cases were made.
Ripe and fleshy, with succulent crushed plum and boysenberry fruit flavors framed by anise and gently smoky toast notes, with a flash of savory. Those nuances are nice, but this is primarily fruit and will certainly have a lot of fans for its style. Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Petite Sirah and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2022. 1,000 cases made.