Adobe Road Winery in Partnership with The Racers Group Introduce: "The Racing Series"
The Racing Series is comprised of 4 ultra-premium, California, red wine blends, all inspired by moments on the race track. They are the vision of a man who is an expert in both fast cars and fine wines, Legendary Race Car Driver, Race Team and Winery Owner, Kevin Buckler. Back in 1995, Kevin entered his Porsche 911, built by The Racers Group, into the California Grand Prix and won his first professional race. Over the last 27 years, he and his team have built a legacy with more than 100 professional victories around the world including the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the Rolex 24 at Daytona (4 times). Then, in 2002, he and his wife, Debra, started a small boutique winery called Adobe Road, built on many of the same principles that made them successful in racing: pushing limits, a drive for perfection, focus, attention to detail, and teamwork.
Adobe Road Winery, hailing from the “starting line” of California Wine Country, is a boutique producer crafting small production, award-winning wines from Napa and Sonoma counties. it is also less than 15 miles from the start of Kevin's professional racing career. Having received over 30, 90+ scores from The Wine Spectator and Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate since 2007, Adobe Road is featured at some of the finest restaurants and most prestigious events throughout the country. Building on the combined success of 27 years of Legendary Racing and 16 years of Passionate Winemaking, Adobe Road Winery is developing the first-ever waterfront winery and entertainment complex on the beautiful downtown riverfront in Petaluma, CA and has put together another winning team for NEW The Racing Series of wines.
Adobe Road Winery’s Racing Series represents the culmination of Kevin’s personal passions, vision and leadership skills. The wines capture the adrenaline rush of a podium finish and the finesse achieved through years of patience and hard work.
REDLINE is a rich and complex blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Syrah, Petite Sirah, and Malbec with a silkscreened vintage tachometer on the bottle representing Kevin’s very first victory. Having already received 90 points from both Wine Spectator and Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, the 2016 REDLINE is an incredible value at $35.
SHIFT is a daring combination of Zinfandel, Barbera, Grenache, Petite Sirah, and Carignane. The bottle sports a cutting-edge, metal label that resembles a vintage, gated shifter and the cork is topped with a five-speed shift knob. SHIFT retails for $56 and is already garnering impressive accolades with a 93+ on the barrel sample from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate.
THE 24 is a Rhone-style blend of Grenache, Mourvedre, and Syrah, with Malbec for added spice and character. The beautiful metal chronograph label on the front pays homage to the Rolex timepiece which counts down the thrilling, 24-hour races at Daytona and Le Mans. THE 24 retails for $66 and received a 91+ from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. Fun Fact: 66 is also the TRG car number behind all of Kevin’s racing victories.
And finally, APEX is an ultra-premium blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot and Petite Sirah with a stunning metal Apex curbing on the bottle. To a race car driver, the apex is the point at which you are at the optimal line of the corner and winning depends on hitting the perfect apex. Kevin and Garrett have definitely achieved perfection with APEX, the best expression of a high-end Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon, rounded out with supporting varietals for flavor and body. Aged in 100% French oak, APEX retails for $76.
The Racing Series makes its way to the starting line on January 21st, 2019 to kick-off the Daytona racing week. The 4 wines will be available individually and as a complete set in a custom display box.
The Racing Series wines are ideal for wine lovers, collectors, car enthusiasts, and motorsports fans alike. Ladies and Gentlemen, start your engines!!
About Adobe Road Winery:
Adobe Road Winery is an award-winning, boutique winery located in Petaluma, California, specializing in small, handcrafted lots of select varietals and extraordinary, cutting-edge blends. Adobe Road Winery’s founder, Kevin Buckler, has battled at the highest level of professional sportscar racing as both a driver and an owner for more than two decades. Among his team’s 200+ podium finishes, are victories at some of the world’s most prestigious endurance races, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the 24 Hours of Daytona (4 times). Winning at this level of racing requires extreme focus, attention to detail, teamwork and a drive for perfection. It is with that spirit, and a lifelong passion for fine wine, that he and his wife, Debra, opened Adobe Road Winery in 2002. Along with a small and dedicated team, they have been crafting ultra-premium, award-winning wines from some of the very best vineyards that Sonoma and Napa counties have to offer.
With placements in some of the top restaurants in America, and more than 30 - 90+ point ratings from the Wine Spectator and Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, as well as numerous awards and accolades, it is no surprise Adobe Road Winery is looking forward to an exciting future with big development plans already underway. While we are preparing to open our incredible new winery headquarters and entertainment complex on the vibrant Riverfront in downtown Petaluma, we are hosting guests at our transitional tasting room, just blocks blocks away in the Petaluma Mill building as well as at our racing team’s headquarters where we are able to offer private tours and the opportunity to see the progress firsthand. Learn more at adoberoadwines.com.
About The Racers Group:
The Racers Group, based in Petaluma, California, has competed at the top levels of professional motorsports since it was founded in 1992. TRG is the most successful independent GT sportscar team in modern history with 7 series championships, 4 GT victories at the Rolex 24 at Daytona (once overall), a GT victory at the historic 24 Hours of Le Mans, and nearly 200 combined podium finishes in major sportscar competitions worldwide. TRG has raced successfully with Porsche, Aston Martin, and General Motors, competing in most major race Series including three years in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
The company also offers comprehensive partnership/sponsorship, business development, networking, and experiential marketing programs including; race hospitality, VIP/client entertainment, track days, corporate events, and employee team building. Learn more at TheRacersGroup.com.