Wine Last Sold on: October 22, 2012
NV 'RedLine' Premium Red Wine Blend
|Region:||California: Sonoma County|
SUPER QPR ALERT:
At today’s special Wine Spies price, this wine delivers tremendous value - and a drinking experience that exceeds expectations, easily earning it this special QPR (Quality to Price Ratio) Alert.
Mission Codename: The Third Demension
- Agent Red
- Return to Operative favorite, Adobe Road Winery. Secure the latest vintage of their distinctive Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
- Mission Status
- Michael Scorsone
This is a really intriguing wine and, for the price, we can’t help but give it our enthusiastic recommendation. With a big, cherry-spice nose that gives early clues to what is to come on the palate, this wine does not disappoint at all. We loved the fruit and spice combo on the palate, finding that they play beautifully off of each other. Decant for best results; This wine softens and opens to new fruit as it breathes. Pair with an exciting spicy meat dish or a tangy BBQ chicken, right off the grill. Put your seat belt on – and enjoy!
Beautiful dark ruby hued, with a slightly darker heart. Along the edges of the wine runs a fine ring of bold pink. Spin the wine in the glass and fine, branching legs form high up, and then run slowly down.
Bold and spicy, this wine leads with a dense spiced black cherry, bramble, blackberry and cedar. These are layered over smoky crushed dark flower petals, Bing cherry, cassis, freshly turned earth and just a hint of savory meat pastry.
Expansive on the palate, the wine moves quickly across the front-palate, spreading ripe tannins and a middle-weight chewiness to the far corners. A vibrant acidity and a hint of chalky mineral help to drive flavors long into the finish.
Rich, flavor-filled and gently spiced, this complex wine leads with bold black cherry, overripe blackberry, mulberry, green bramble, and under-ripe plum. Notes of dark-roast espresso bean, salt licorice, black pepper and slate also make an intriguing appearance at the end.
The fruit goes medium-long and rich, with red and black fruit giving way to spice and savory favors that seem to sustain for a very long time. At the tail end, black cherry makes an intriguing back-of-palate appearance.
What the Winery Says
Ch-ch-ch-cherry bomb! The perfect combination of brawn and stealth, this dark cherry bomb explodes on the tongue. Blueberry tones and blackberry jams combine with flavors of rose petals, dark chocolate and vanilla extract. Don’t race to finish this wine…be sure to enjoy every last drop!
- Sonoma County
- April 2011
About the Winery
Adobe Road Winery is owned by renowned sportscar racer and entrepreneur Kevin Buckler and his wife, Debra. Adobe Road Winery produces award winning Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Grenache, Meritage, Petite Sirah, Pinot Noir, Rosé, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Zinfandel and Dessert Wines exclusively from Sonoma and Napa County sources. The tasting room is located in Sonoma, California.
In 1992 Kevin founded The Racer’s Group (TRG) and grew it into an internationally prominent manufacturer and distributor of performance Porsche parts, while simultaneously building a career as a successful endurance sportscar racer and team owner. Kevin’s accomplishments as a driver include class wins at the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona (2002) and the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans (2002), an overall win at the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona (2003), and the title of Porsche World Cup Champion in 2002. As a team owner, Kevin has directed the growth of The Racer’s Group into an internationally-acclaimed racing team.
With friends, the Bucklers started making “garage wine” which, after prodding from enthusiastic friends, started commercially bottling under the Adobe Road label in 1999. Through Kevin’s good connections, he has acquired grapes from some very prestigious vineyards, which he handcrafts into extremely limited-production wines. The awards that followed inspired the all out effort to make Adobe Road Winey the premire small lot winery of Sonoma County. With the goal of producing exceptional wines by hand-crafting small lots of red and white varietals exclusively from Sonoma and Napa Counties, the Bucklers have dedicated themselves to seeing their vision through to reality, and the results are paying off.