Adele

Adele is our premium private label.  One of the things that comes along with working with good growers is the opportunity to take advantage of those connections.  That way we can source fruit from well-known vineyards made, in some cases, by our own winemakers and in some cases by others.  These are limited run wines, never more than around 1,500 cases, often half that amount in total production. 

We taste a number of possible cuvees before deciding what to bottle.  There is no secret here: we are looking for premium fruit in a certain price range.  Whether we choose the highest or lowest price is based purely on the quality. But what does that mean, quality?   Well, we’ve been in the business for a few years and were wine lovers before that. We have a pretty good idea of what makes a wine good: balance, length, acidity, fruit and some complexity.  And it should express where it comes from, it should be recognizable.  That’s why we strive to get top appellation sources for the Adele label. 

Adele is my mother’s name.  She started me in the business.  She is a beautiful, kind-hearted woman.  That should tell you everything.

 

Image PRODUCT Description Country / Region Region Materials

DB6072-15
Chardonnay Sonoma Coast
2015
Chardonnay
Fermented two thirds in new and used French oak barrels, while the rest is fermented in stainless steel to maintain the bright freshness of... Read More
United States California

DB5052-16
Pinot Noir Russian River Valley
2016
Pinot Noir
The grapes are hand-harvested in the cool pre-dawn hours and brought to the winery for rigorous cluster sorting, followed by destemming... Read More
United States California