Like a skillfully made vehicle, Adobe Road Wines has crafted a collection of wines for the automotive aficionado called the Racing Series. Crafted in Petaluma, California by former racecar driver Kevin Buckler and his wife Debra, the winery specializes in limited edition wines produced on family-owned vineyards in Sonoma and Napa. The new collection features decadent and unique red blends inspired by owner Kevin Buckler’s 29-year career as a professional driver.
We had the pleasure of sampling 2 of the offers from the winery, namely the 2019 Petaluma Gap Chardonnay and The Shift from the “Racing Series” collection. Thank you to the team at ARW for the assist.
Shift is a rich red blend of Zinfandel, Tempranillo, Syrah, and Petite Sirah that can stand up to beef stew and bloomed beautifully against cheese and crackers. The bottle is an elegantly fun collector’s piece ornamented with the telltale gear shift. Literally every person that seen it has asked where it came from. You can snag your bottle here.
Also, for the white wine lovers, the 2019 Petaluma Gap Chardonnay is bright, fresh and buttery delicious. I chilled it before serving, and it was clean, fresh with a smooth mouthfeel. Absolutely delicious. This one has a suggested retail of $31 and is available here
About the newest of the Racing Series “CARBON”
As a part of the “Racing Series”, Carbon is another wine named after a special component of Kevin’s racing journey. Carbon (available here) is no different; aged in oak, the blend of mostly Petite Sirah, deepened with Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon and laced with a touch of Petit Verdot, this wine is dark and intensely flavored with dark berries and ripe plum. Taken from the strength of the brilliantly light fiber, owner Kevin Buckler says that “Carbon fiber is highly valued in the racing industry due to its high strength yet minimal weight. With CARBON, we set out to create a wine that mirrors that dynamic by blending an assortment of strong, intensely flavored varietals while still maintaining balance and approachability.”
About Adobe Road Winery
Founded in 2002, Kevin and Debra Buckler established Adobe Road Winery with a desire to create gorgeous wines based on their commitment ‘to making the very best small lot wines by sourcing premier fruit from some of the most historic and finest family-owned vineyards in Sonoma and Napa Counties’. To learn more and secure your next favorites, visit adoberoadwines.com