Talisman 2008 Adastra, Los Carneros Pinot Noir
266 cases produced
True to form, 2008 Adastra is a truly compelling, seductive wine. The alluring and impactful nose includes rose petal, sandalwood, orange rind, and bright cherry components. The creamy, dense texture accents cherries jubilee and dark berry flavors with a broad core of sweet, intense, ripe fruit, all held together with super-fine-grained tannins and a very persistent, mouthwatering finish.
Vineyards and Winemaking:
Adastra Vineyard is a California Certified Organic vineyard situated in the very heart of the Los Carneros appellation. Located in a low spot with cool air flow and very thin, relatively light clay-loam soils, it is a site with naturally low vigor. The inherently low yields produce extraordinary fruit from vines that require little in the way of manipulation, one of the hallmarks of an exceptional vineyard. Owner Chris Thorpe and his son-in-law Edwin Richards do an incredible job of managing this vineyard that produces real standouts among Los Carneros Pinot noirs.