Partners Gavin Newson, Gordon Getty and John Conover, with their success at PlumpJack and CADE Estate Wineries, were open to the possibility of a third winery. In the fall of 2011, an opportunity to round out their trio of wineries presented itself in the form of a historic property in the Stags Leap District – this prime piece of land would be the future site of Odette Estate Winery.
Adaption is the second label of Odette Winery and this wine is a blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot, 4% Malbec, 2% Petite Sirah, aged in French oak barrels (50% new) for 18 months. It is a crowd-pleasing wine, concentrated and structured, great to pair with grilled vegetables or a barbecue.
The majority of the Cabernet Sauvignon comes from Ink Grade (on the back side of Howell Mountain), which provides the framework and structure to carry this wine. To balance out the blend, we incorporated vineyards from Pope Valley, the Stags Leap District and Oak Knoll, all of which complement the abundance of tannin, color and structure already in place. This diversity and range within Napa Valley has allowed us to craft a wine which showcases the unique Napa Valley terroir in an approachable, elegant style.