Adobe Road Apex Red Blend 2018

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Apex pours a dark purple-black into the glass. Licorice, plumbs, wet stones, and blackberries lead the way, with smoked meat and wild blueberries framed by medium-firm tannins. Very full-bodied and super smooth. 50% Cabernet Sauvignon (40% Blue Dog Vineyards, Dry Creek Valley, 10% Bavarian Lion Vineyards, Knights Valley) 23% Syrah, Rockpile, Jack Florence Sr. Vineyard) 20% Cabernet Franc, Bavarian Lion Vineyards, Knights Valley) 5% Petite Sirah, Rockpile, Branham Vineyards) 2% Petit Verdot, Bavarian Lion Vineyards, Knights Valley Another interesting blend, the 2018 Apex is 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Syrah, 20% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petite Sirah, and the rest Petite Verdot. I like its purity of fruit and it has a deep purple color, lots of cassis and blueberry fruits, notes of chocolate and graphite, building yet ripe tannins, a notable spine of acidity, and a great finish. One of the standouts in the lineup, this beautifully put-together red will evolve for 15 years. The 2018 Apex is a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Syrah, 20% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petite Sirah and 2% Petit Verdot. The nose offers sweet spice-laced red and black cherries with accents of loam, dried flowers and bay leaves. The palate is full-bodied and super dense with loads of ripe fruits and new-oak character COMMENTARY: The 2018 Adobe Road Racing Series Redline shows power and trust in its palate-presence. TASTING NOTES: This wine delivers plenty of energy in its aromas and flavors of black fruit and tar. Pair it with grilled short ribs. (Tasted: January 24, 2020, San Francisco, CA)

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