Wine Review of the Adamant Cellars 2012 Bijoux @adamantcellars
Adamant Cellars tasting room is out near the Walla Walla airport. The first time I visited with them they were out at the Wine Incubators. So happy that they now have their own facility. I've been holding on to this and it is past time to open and review. Cool label too.
|Winemaker Devin Stinger on Release Weekend.|
April 3 - 5, 2015 Walla Walla, 10:00am – 5:00pm
Visit the Adamant Cellars tasting room for a weekend of outstanding new and current releases. Featured Walla Walla Valley Varietals: 2014 Bijoux and Albariño, 2011 Nalin and Winemaker’s Select Cabernet Sauvignon, 2012 Artisan Syrah, Merlot, & Cabernet Franc.
Check them out on your next visit to Walla Walla.
Tasting Notes 2012 Bijoux:
Color: Palest straw, almost silver.
Nose: Tropical, yeast, river rock, fresh spring rain, white peach, pineapple.
Palate: Creamy, crisp, nice weight, stone fruit, tingle way in the back of the mouth, peach, focused with a lot of fruit front palate, off-dry, nice zippy acid front to back with lemon peel on the finish.
After 30 minutes, very consistent, no noticeable change.
Day two: Melon, slate, toast on the nose. Creamy, melon, pineapple. Nice viscosity with almost sweet fruit, bright tingle into the melon, honey finish.
Thoughts: Crowd pleasing style, with enough sophistication to please me. Day one I would pair with shrimp cocktail, Ceviche, grilled lamb or a BLT. Day two pair with Thai, Korean BBQ and sports on the TV. The current vintage is the 2013 Bijoux. Recommended!
Blend: 65% Sauvignon Blanc 35% Semillon
Closure: Natural cork
525 E Cessna Ave Walla Walla, WA
|Adamant Cellars Walla Walla Tasting Room.|
|Jewelry for sale at the tasting room.|
Established in 2006, Adamant Cellars’ winemaker & owners, Devin & Debra Stinger making outstanding wines featuring Walla Walla AVA varietals.
- Dwelley Vineyard — This 20-acre vineyard in Walla Walla is one source for sought-after Merlot.
- Gateshead — Estate grown for Adamant Cellars. This vineyard was planted in 2009 with two outstanding Spanish varietals: Tempranillo & Albariño.
- Les Collines — Located in the foothills of the Blue Mountains. It is a source for the Cabernet Sauvignon, Semillon, & Syrah grapes in their wines.
- Spofford Station — Located just across the state line in Milton-Freewater, this vineyard has the perfect combination of altitude & soils for the Merlot & Syrah grapes featured in some of their earlier vintages.
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