Adelaida Cellars

Owner(s) Elizabeth Van Steenwyk
Web site www.adelaida.com
 
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Adelaida Cellars

Founded in 1981, this historic property with the HMR Estate Pinot Noir Vineyard was acquired by the Van Steenwyk family in 1991 and restored to its former glory. The winery and vineyards are located in the western, cooler reaches of Paso Robles at 5805 Adelaida Rd. 164 acres under vine, production 15,000 cases.

The HMR vineyard sits more than 1,700 feet above sea level, 16 miles from the Pacific, and is the oldest vineyard planted to Pinot Noir in San Luis Obispo or Santa Barbara counties (along with Nielson Vineyard), having been established in 1964 by Central Coast wine pioneer Dr. Stanley Hoffman.

The winemaker is Jeremy Weintraub who studied viticulture and enology at both Fresno State and UC Davis. He worked at Tenuta Tignagnello in Italy, Central Otago and Martinborough in New Zealand, and at wineries in Long Island, New York. Most recently, he was the winemaker for Seavey Vineyard in Napa.

The winery's tasting room is open daily at 5805 Adelaida Road on the west side of Paso Robles. Pinot Noir has improved steadily in recent years.

Reviewed Wines

2018 Adelaida HMR Estate Vineyard Adelaida District Paso Robles Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., $60. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. Fetching aromas of black cherry and earthy flora lead off. The mid-weight flavors of black cherry and boysenberry are striking and exhibit exceptional length in the mouth and on the finish. Hints of pastry crust, vanilla and baking spice add interest. A sophisticated wine that is driven by well-integrated, crunchy acidity. The finish seemingly lasts forever and leaves behind a memorable echo of dark fruited aromatic goodness. When tasted from an open bottle several hours later, my notes say simply, “Wonderful!" Score: 96. Reviewed August 29, 2020 ARTICLE »

2017 Adelaida HMR Estate Vineyard Adelaida District Paso Robles Pinot Noir

14.1% alc.. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. A nose you could drink, with hitone scents of fresh black cherry, cardamom spice and sous bois. The layers of discreetly concentrated and delicious black cherry and blackberry fruits are expansive on the mid palate and finish. A riff of spice adds interest. A bit of tannin tenacity adds to the buffed and welcoming texture. This wine really infuses the palate with charm. A winegasm. Score: 97. Reviewed August 29, 2020 ARTICLE »

2016 Adelaida HMR Estate Vineyard Adelaida District Paso Robles Pinot Noir

13.5% alc.. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. embraceable aromas of black cherry, spice cabinet and brioche. Somewhat earthy and rustic in a good way, accentuating the mid-weight essence of dark fruits. Very polished, with a juicy vibe and a finish that lingers. This is a wine that shows presence and interest without pronounced body. Even more delectable the following day when tasted from previously opened bottle when the fruit came charging to the forefront. Liquid nobility. Score: 95. Reviewed August 29, 2020 ARTICLE »

2015 Adelaida HMR Estate Vineyard Adelaida District Paso Robles Pinot Noir

13.9% alc.. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. The nose is bit reticent, displaying aromas of earth-toned blackberry, cassis and spice. The velvety mouthfeel seduces immediately as does the noticeable richness and ripeness the purple and black berry fruits. There is a herbaceous note in the background. The finish is remarkably long and lavish. Score: 93. Reviewed August 29, 2020 ARTICLE »

2014 Adelaida HMR Estate Vineyard Adelaida District Paso Robles PInot Noir

14.3% alc.. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. Bold aromas of black cherry, raspberry and baking spice. Flavorsome core of broad-flavored Bing cherry and black raspberry fruit with added hints of cola and licorice. Glossy in the mouth with polite tannins and some finishing pizazz. Nicely balanced, with a shadow of toasty oak in the backgound, becoming livelier over time in the glass. Superb at age six, and easily capable of offering another ten years of pleasure. Score: 94. Reviewed August 29, 2020 ARTICLE »

2004 Adelaida Cellars HMR Estate Paso Robles Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., <900 cases, sold out. · This was really good and understandably sold out. An assertive Pinot nose of ripe fruit aromas was complimented by layers of fruit wrapped in mouth coating tannins. Reviewed July 16, 2007 ARTICLE »



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