Growing Conditions

The 2018 vintage was a joy to behold. Early budbreak was slowed by threats of spring frost. A cold, gray spring gave way to a mild, pleasant summer. Every forecasted heatwave fizzled, while the harvest monsoon became a light dusting of rain over eastern region of Los Carneros. For the grapes, this meant ample hang time with no need to rush during harvest. The wines have terrific concentration and have retained all their crispness and vitality.


Our 2018 Adda Pinot Noir pays homage to the family matriarch who championed Cuvaison in its early days. This Pinot Noir is a beautiful expression of elegance and power from our Los Carneros estate offering notes of black cherry, black plums, musk and bacon leading into a surprisingly fresh and rich core of opulent pie-filling fruit, accented with sassafras and sandalwood.