2019 Adobe Road Winery 'Apex' Proprietary Red Sonoma County
APEX is the peak expression in this racing inspired line of reds. Cabernet Sauvignon leads the pack with Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Petite Sirah hot on its heels. French oak rounds out any hard turns for a smooth, high-octane thrill ride.
The 2019 pours a deeply saturated violet in the glass. Expressive aromas of dark cherries, anise, and toasted bak- ing spices take the lead. On the palate, velvety tannins and cocoa nibs are bal- anced with savory cast iron details into a very long finish.
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