This wine displays aromas of
melons, Bartlett pear, and acacia flower.
On the palate, flavors of granny smith apple, banana, kiwi, spearmint, a
touch of creaminess and fresh acidity.
Adaptation is produced and bottled by PlumpJack and CADE’s
sister winery, Odette Estate located in the heart of the Stags
Leap AVA in Napa Valley. Jeff Owens, Odette Estate’s
winemaker, has crafted the Adaptation wines by sourcing fruit
from some of Napa Valley’s most esteemed vineyards including
Carneros Creek, Carneros Lake, Sunset and P&J. The resulting
wine showcases some of the finest flavors that Napa Valley is
The 2013 vintage blessed the vines with a stress-free, growing
season allowing us to craft a wine with intense purity of fruit,
density and concentration. Sunny, warm and moderate
temperatures allowed for peak hang time and optimal ripeness
in the vineyards. This wine reflects the characteristics of a great
vintage paired with great vineyards.
The grapes were 100% whole cluster pressed and fermented at
52° F for three weeks. Fermentation took place in 90%
stainless steel tanks and 10% barrel fermented in new French
The wine was sur lie aged for five months before racking
off for bottling.