Cold Spring Pinot Noir 2019
100% Pinot Noir
El Dorado AVA
Adam Smith’s obsession with wine began when he was 21, an age when he was simultaneously preoccupied with music, art and poetry – in other words, the trajectory of a career bohemian. He was swept up in both the romance and history of the wine world, carrying vivid memories of visiting the vineyards in Apple Hill (El Dorado) as a child and after a serendipitous move to Portland landed him a wine cellar position at Domaine Serene, under winemakers Tony Rynders and Drew Vogt, the hook was set.
Later assistant winemaker positions at Shea Vineyard and Domaine Serene, paved the way for him to be at the helm of the inaugural iterations of Domaine Nicolas-Jay, but his heart was always in El Dorado and in 2018, when an opportunity arose to be director of winemaking at Skinner Vineyards, he jumped at the chance of making the best expressions of El Dorado terroir.
A few years later, he launched his Rhone-focused passion project, Cold Spring where he continues to produce exquisite, site driven wines.