Stags Leap District AVA
Odette Estate raises the bar every year with luxury Cabernets, now adding Adaptation to their family of wineries
Founded by the same world-class team that brought the industry PlumpJack Winery, Cade Estate Winery, and Odette Estate, Adaptation was established in 2012 as part of the prestigious Odette family of wines. While the Odette brand features wines exclusively made from the winery’s Stag’s Leap District estate vineyard in Napa Valley, Adaptation was created to give the winemaking team a chance to explore vineyards planted throughout the Valley. With the opportunity to partner with several trusted friends and growers, the team was able to start producing approachable, seductive Cabernets and Petite Sirahs - all offered at competitive pricing compared to the luxury-premium, top-tier Odette line. The Adaptation wines are now undoubtedly some of the best values in Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah in all of the Napa Valley.
The history of this celebrated family of wineries all started in 1995 when the successful PlumpJack Winery was founded in Oakville. Its fruit originated from the surrounding Napa Valley floor and PlumpJack’s wines won many admirers with its high quality wines. Its owners were Gavin Newsom (then, the Major of San Francisco and now, the current Lieutenant Governor of California) and philanthropist Gordon Getty. A third partner, John Conover, joined the team in 2004 and has since become the managing partner for the entity. In 2005, they established Cade Estate Winery on Howell Mountain in an effort to craft wines with a unique terroir to PlumpJack. Keeping with PlumpJack’s esteemed reputation, the first vintage of Cade garnered a 95+ from Robert Parker.
Fast forward to 2012 when the partners were ready to add a third property to the family of wineries and established Odette Estate on a 45-acre site in the Stag’s Leap District of Napa Valley. The property is planted to primarily to Cabernet Sauvignon and includes a state-of-the- art Gold LEED Certified Winery (Leadership in Energy and Environment Design). Until the first estate wines were released, the Adaptation wines were the only wines offered by Odette Estate - made by the same winemaking team in the world class winery facility. Adaptation garnered an incredible following from the start, and continues to be a successful addition to the family of wineries.
Adaptation and Odette wines are made by longtime member of the PlumpJack family, Jeff Owens. Beginning as a cellar worker for PlumpJack in 2006, he quickly rose through the ranks as enologist and assistant winemaker, becoming assistant winemaker for Cade Estate in 2010. In 2012, Jeff was named head winemaker for Odette and Adaptation and his first vintage was a blockbuster debut. He continues to raise the bar every year with luxury wines that are rivaled by few in the Valley. We are proud to introduce our Platinum PLUS! Wine Club Members to this spectacular wine.
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Jeff Owens - Winemaker
The Odette wines are made by a longtime member of the PlumpJack family, Jeff Owens. A 2005 graduate of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Jeff began as a cellar worker for PlumpJack in 2006 and quickly rose through the ranks as enologist and assistant winemaker.
In 2010, he became the assistant winemaker for Cade Estate, and in 2012, he was named head winemaker for Odette Estate. Despite the learning curve set by the new property, the 2012 vintage turned out to be a blockbuster debut for Jeff and the Odette team, earning a perfect 100 Points from Robert Parker.