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Ep 35: Paso Pinot Noir: Its History & Personality – Adelaida Vineyards & Winery | Windward Vineyard

October 15, 2021

There is a saying…. There is white wine, red wine and then there is Pinot Noir.

When Cabs and even Zins can be a perfect gateway into wine, and understanding what you like, Pinot Noir is not normally one of the first varietals that brings you in. That being said, the deeper you dive into what you like, into your understanding of fruit, of soil, of earth, terroir, crossing paths with Pinot Noir is inevitable. Its acquired taste, a brilliant window into a sense of place, and arduous requirements in both the vineyard AND the cellar make Pinot’s intrigue and appreciation something to savor.

Truthfully, Paso is not the first, or sometimes the second, or third, or fourth growing region mentioned when you talk about Pinot Noir? Why?

Maybe because there are local regions that maybe are more typically cooler climates? Santa Maria Valley, Sta Rita Hills, Santa Lucia Highlands, Edna Valley, just rattling off a few regions known for their Pinot Noir, and right here on the central coast. While it is true, Paso has been known for its ripeness, for its ability to make big and expressive wines, it’s also true that Paso has areas where soil, ocean influence, elevation, and climate can, and have for decades, been able to grow some world-class Pinot Noir.

We’ll get some of this history today with Adelaida Vineyards & Winery winemaker, Jeremy Weintraub.

In addition to Jeremy, we will introduce you to Marc Goldberg of Windward Vineyard. Mark and his wife Maggie are Paso legends.

Original music, “Good Company”, performed by Moonshiner Collective.

Make sure you visit pasowine.com for any and all things Paso before your next trip and follow Paso Wine on Instagram @PasoWine

Where Wine Takes You is produced by Joel Peterson and Paso Wine. The Associate Producer is Jennifer Bravo.

WWTY is recorded, edited, produced, and hosted by Adam Montiel. Follow Adam on Instagram @AdamOnTheAir

Next time you’re cruising on the central coast, you can tune Adam in on your radio. His morning show, Up & Adam in the Morning, weekday mornings on Coast 104.5 and for wine country radio, The Cork Dorks, and more tune in or to stream from anywhere, connect with The Krush 92.5

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