Adobe Road Winery Red Line is A Mouthful of love.

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ADOBE ROAD RED LINE, a small lot handcrafted wine was recently sampled by yours truly. I was introduced to this winery's CEO and Executive Team during the 2011 1st Grand Prix in Baltimore, MD. And man, was I lucky. A little background on the connection to car racing: Adobe Road Winery is owned by renowned sportscar racer and entrepreneur Kevin Buckler and his wife, Debra. Adobe Road Winery produces award winning Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Grenache, Meritage, Petite Sirah, Pinot Noir, Rosé, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Zinfandel and Dessert Wines exclusively from Sonoma and Napa County sources. The tasting room is located in Sonoma, California.


I just tasted the REDLINE, named for the red line of the speed gauge in the car going at its highest speed. But, wow, with a taste this good, I slowed down my sips to enjoy the big juicy, bold and rich deep cherry flavors. Va, va, va,vrooom! Big cherry notes zoom along on the palate with blackberry jam, vanilla and chocolate notes. This wine deserve a big meal and great company. Cost: $25.


In 1992 Kevin founded The Racer’s Group (TRG) and grew it into an internationally prominent manufacturer and distributor of performance Porsche parts, while simultaneously building a career as a successful endurance sportscar racer and team owner. Kevin’s accomplishments as a driver include class wins at the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona (2002) and the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans (2002), an overall win at the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona (2003), and the title of Porsche World Cup Champion in 2002. As a team owner, Kevin has directed the growth of The Racer’s Group into an internationally-acclaimed racing team.


With friends, the Bucklers started making “garage wine” which, after prodding from enthusiastic friends, started commercially bottling under the Adobe Road label in 1999. Through Kevin’s good connections, he has acquired grapes from some very prestigious vineyards, which he handcrafts into extremely limited-production wines. The awards that followed inspired the all out effort to make Adobe Road Winey the premire small lot winery of Sonoma County. With the goal of producing exceptional wines by hand-crafting small lots of red and white varietals exclusively from Sonoma and Napa Counties, the Bucklers have dedicated themselves to seeing their vision through to reality, and the results are paying off.


Winemaker Michael Scorsone brings a world of experience to Adobe Road Winery he overseas. With the experience, background and palate of a professionally trained Chef, Michael has a keen understanding of the interplay of flavors between food and wine, and this gives him an exceptional insight into the style and character of the wines he makes.

Appellation: Premium Sonoma County Red Wine

Alcohol 14.3%
60% Cabernet Sauvignon/35% Zinfandel/5% Syrah
Release: April 2011

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