About This Wine
Adler Fels Winery has long embraced a "more is better" philosophy.
From its perch high on a crest in the Mayacamas Mountains, Adler Fels (German for “Eagle Rock”) has a grand view of California’s most famous vineyards — from Sonoma to Napa and beyond. The view illustrates the philosophy of the winemakers selecting the best vineyards from which to craft their wines.
For 35 years, Adler Fels has made award-winning wines through a simple focus: excellent sourcing and a world-class winemaking team that allow the qualities of the grapes to shine through to the glass. In the case of the 2014 “Eagle Rock” Pinot Noir, the sourcing includes vineyards in both Santa Barbara and Sonoma counties.
“Making good Pinot is both a physical and mental exercise,” says vintner Aaron Bader. “And then it's so darn delicious. It’s sexy, luscious, with that sweet perfume, a hint of maple syrup and lush fruit.”
About Pinot Noir
Very sensitive to climate and handling in winery, this fickle grape of Burgundy yields low tannin and acidity, medium colors and lifespan. Classic berry, cherry and currant flavors, silky textures typically balanced with spicy or floral tones.
- Grape Composition:100% Pinot Noir
- Grape Source:76% Santa Barbara County and 24% Sonoma County
- Aromas & Flavors:Red Cherry, Meat, Herbs, Licorice and Red Berries
- When to Drink:Now Through 2020
- Food Pairing Suggestionroasted turkey with all the trimmings.
14 recipes match for this wine.
Smoked Duck A La Orange Just in case this year's California wildfires impart a smoky flavor to vintage 2008 wines, here's a recipe that will match up nicely. Otherwise, try this dish - developed by Garre Winery Executive Chef Ty Turner -- with naturally smoky wines such as Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Pinot Noir, Syrah. Get The Recipe
Green Salad With Cranberry Vinaigrette With almost any type of salad, we suggest Sauvignon Blanc as a well-matched wine. But because of the cranberry flavor featured in this recipe, you may want to try a wine that includes cranberry among its aromas and flavors. We tried it with a lighter-bodied Pinot Noir, and it turned out to be an intriguing and enticing combination. Get The RecipePork Tenderloin With Tart Cherry Port And Caraway Sauce This delicious recipe from Sonoma County's J. Fritz Winery matches beautifully with almost any red wine. It makes 4 to 6 servings. Get The Recipe