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Adastra Vineyards

Adastra Vineyards Chris and Naomi Thorpe, the owners of Adastra Vineyards, moved to Northern California in 1980. They bought the 33-acre Carneros ranch that was to become Adastra in 1984. After several years raising Angus cattle, Chris decided he had had enough of chasing stray heifers at obscene hours of the night. He established Adastra Vineyards in 1989, returning vines to the Carneros property for the first time since Prohibition. Adastra Vineyards began as four acres of Chardonnay and four acres of Merlot. Emboldened by the enthusiastic reception of wineries to the fruit, Chris expanded plantings of existing cultivars to seven acres each and daringly added six acres of the heartbreak grape, Pinot noir. Adastra Vineyards currently withholds a portion of its Chardonnay and Merlot crop for its own production, whilst selling the remainder. Having sold all of its Pinot Noir grapes to Etude since 1997, Adastra began to withhold a small amount of this varietal in 2002. The 2002 Adastra Pinot Noir will be released soon. Seventy-five cases were made.

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2545 Las Amigas Road, Napa, CA, US, 94559 Email: adastravw@aol.com
Phone: 800-324-5585 Web: www.adastrawines.com
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  Adastra Chardonnay
A complex, tasty wine with vibrant citrus and tropical fruit, mineral, spice and roasted nut components. Combines a satisfying body with pleasant acidity and a long finish; very well balanced. Delicious on its own and excellent with food.
  Adastra Chardonnay
Opulent and complex with floral, citrus, mineral and vanilla bean components. Textured and well-balanced, the wine combines a rich, substantial mid-palate with pleasing acidity and a long finish. Delicious on its own and excellent with food
  Adastra Chardonnay
The 2000 Adastra Chardonnay is a complex, intense, well-balanced wine. Aromas and flavors range from citrus and lemon curd to tropical fruit, mineral and vanilla bean ice cream. Delicious on its own and excellent with food.
  Adastra Chardonnay
The 1999 Adastra Chardonnay is a complex, intense, well-balanced wine. Citrus, floral spicy and mineral characters on the nose are confirmed on the palate together with nuances of tropical fruit, vanilla, roasted almonds and apple pie. Delicious on its own and excellent with food.
  Adastra Chardonnay
A delicious combination of flavor and balance, the 1998 Adastra Chardonnay has elements of green apple, citrus and pear, along with a beguiling hint of French vanilla ice cream. The wine has a crisp attack, medium weight and a pleasingly long finish.
  Adastra Chardonnay
Aromas of apple, pear, lemon, apple pie crust and toasted almonds. A full-bodied, richly textured wine. Delicious on its own and excellent with food.
  Adastra Merlot
An intense, dark wine. An enticing nose of blackberries, cherries, and blueberry pie along with hints of earth, cedar and spice. Well-balanced, with a long, smooth finish this age-worthy wine will complement a wide array of culinary fare.
  Adastra Merlot
A nose of black cherries, raspberries, blackberry and apple pie along with coffee mocha and hints of earth. On the palate: a smooth, flavorful Merlot with elements of spice. Superbly balanced, this age-worthy wine will complement a wide array of culinary fare.
  Adastra Merlot
An enticing nose of ripe plums, roses, black cherries and dark chocolate. On the palate: flavorful Merlot fruit, supple tannins and spicy vanilla oak. Superbly balanced, the 1999 Adastra Merlot will complement a wide array of culinary fare
  Adastra Merlot
Bearing the deep, rich hue of its predecessors, the 1998 Adastra Merlot continues Adastra's quest to grow intense, complex wines, expressive of their varietal character and representative of Adastra's vineyard. A nose of roses, plums and dark chocolate is confirmed on the palate where joyously silky tannins, dark cherries and black tea combine with balanced acids and a hint of toastiness to create a deeply pleasurable gustatory experience. An estate-grown wine of integrity, the 1998 Adastra Merlot is best savored with food and friends.
  Adastra Merlot
This delicious Merlot has a blackberry-cherry core with hints of cedar, roses, tea, cassis and vanilla. Good acidity, moderate tannins and a delightfully rich texture make for an excellent food wine that will marry well with many meats as well as hearty vegetarian dishes. More fruit-forward than the 1996 Adastra Merlot, the 1997 has the splendid color we expect from our terroir and ends with a long, satisfying finish.
  Adastra Merlot
An intriguing nose of violets, blackberry and apple pie, cream-centered milk chocolate and coffee. A pleasing mouthfeel, heralded by a sweet entry. Well-balanced, with a long finish this age-worthy wine will complement a wide array of culinary fare.
  Adastra Pinot Noir
Dark and complex with aromas and tastes of plum, cherry, cola, sassafras, sandalwood, licorice and cinnamon. Rich, like a well-made Christmas cake. Sumptuous on the palate, this wine should delight for many years.
  Adastra Pinot Noir
Description The inaugural Adastra Pinot Noir. Complex aromas of raspberry, strawberry, cherry, sassafras, sandalwood, licorice and cinnamon. Sumptuous on the palate, this wine should delight for many years.

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