|Paso Robles, California
Deep purple dark red color. Aromas of dark Bing cherries and black currants, with hints of cedar and sweet vanilla. The wine is rich and full-bodied. It has sweet black cherry and ripe plum fruit flavors with licorice undertones. This Cabernet Sauvignon has tannins that are rounded and smooth. It finishes with warm toasty notes.
There's an adobe home among the vines at Red Cedar Vineyard. It's no longer habitable, but the Clayhouse owners maintain it... and it's holding up pretty well after more than 150 years.
Adobe is sun-dried bricks, with the bricks formed from a particular local clay, combined with straw and water. These bricks were a primary building material in California from the Spanish mission period until the Gold Rush.There are other adobe buildings in the area, but this one, at Red Cedar Vineyard, was inspiring in important ways: It's a home, built brick by brick from elements of this place... earth, water, sun. So, that's the inspiration for the winery and wine names: Clayhouse and Adobe as depicted on the wine labels.