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Mark Adams
February 24, 2021 | Mark Adams

Oh Snap!

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Mark Adams
February 17, 2021 | Mark Adams

Coop There it Is

Hi Friends,

Unfortunately the photo dongle on the blog isn't working.

That sounds like the set-up for a dirty joke, but alas, it is not.

I can't seem to upload new photos for today's blog.

You guys don't know what you're missing. As noted by the title of this entry, "Coop There it Is", you were about to see photos of our new chicken coop.

It's totes adorbs.

We also have some neat-o photos of vineyard sunrises, fog, frost and more.

So, as they say in times of technical difficulties, please stand by.

Time Posted: Feb 17, 2021 at 11:11 PM Permalink to Coop There it Is Permalink
Mark Adams
February 12, 2021 | Mark Adams

9 Pound Hammer

Happy Friday Friends,

For those of you who have consumed a decent amount of this blog, you know that it can be cyclical, and like the wine calendar, repetetive. This is the dormant time for the vines, we tend to bottle a decent amount of wine in the "off" season, and we clean up around the ranch.

I spent most of the day today building a chicken coop, and we look forward to welcoming our new flock in the coming days (photos to come). We also have some pretty major vineyard projects going on. As much as it pained us, we ripped out about 2 acres of vines this week. It was half of our original block of Estrella clone Syrah, planted in 2005 when, frankly, I was either at Saxum assisting Justin Smith in the cellar or commuting back and forth to Sony Pictures raising farming funds in the editorial studio. As a result of this preoccupation with survival, the vines did not have full-time attention and we lost a fair amount of them. They provided us with 11 vintages of great Syrah and we are grateful, but now is the time to replant and make the block stronger than ever.  We will diversify the block as we replant with Syrah, Mourvèdre, Cinsaut, Counoise, Roussanne and Clairette (we have our eyes set on an estate white wine when fortune and demand prevail).

Folks have been asking when we will ship our Spring release. It will be allocated in April and consist of 2019 James Berry Vineyard and 2018 MCA Cuvée and a few suprises to be announced soon. Standby.
If you would like to "Zoom Taste" with us, send an email. We are happy to oblige.

More updates and photos soon. Thank you for checking in.


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Mark Adams
February 5, 2021 | Mark Adams

Where Have You Been My Blue-Eyed Son?

Hello Again,

Like the vines, we have been relatively dormant wine-wise from the completion of harvest up until the New Year. Like everyone, we spent most of our time at home, utilizing the quarantine to get creative in the kitchen and dive deeply in to landscaping and other ranch beautification activities.  I have hauled more rocks around this place than I can count, making borders, paths and planters for a vast array of beautiful, water-conscious plants like Manzanitas, Agaves, Sages and Aloes.  We cannot wait to have you back for appointments.  

January saw an uptick in the cellar as we blended and bottled four new wines, including the 2018 MCA Cuvèe, the 2019  James Berry Vineyard Rhône blend and two exciting new wines under our California Soul label. These wines are gorgeous and will be released in our spring allocation. 

In mid-January we participated in a Wine LA (Ian Blackburn) event called "The Wine Stars of California" where we joined a handful of other producers from around the state to discuss and taste some delicious wines virtually via zoom. We will be participating in another such event on February 26th at 7pm called "Rhone Warriors". While I believe this event is sold out, please do check their Wine LA website for more information.

The big news for January was our massive rain event. The Adams Ranch Vineyard saw nearly 11 inches of rain in just a few days. The vineyard is saturated, the birds are singing and we are excited for this bright new year.

All appointments for tastings are currently on hold but if you are Interested in tasting with us virtually via zoom we are happy to accomodate you. Please email us here to make an appointment.


Mark & Ciera Adams

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