The mammoth depicted on the front label of Ed's Red 2007 A.D. is an Imperial Mammoth (Mammathus imperator).
Imperial mammoths were found in North America during the Late Pleistocene period, up until about 15,000 B.C. Standing 16 feet high at the shoulder, they were the largest known species of North American mammoth and roamed, presumably with little impediment, from Canada to New Mexico.
Outstanding fossil specimens of Imperial Mammoths have been found at the La Brea tar pits in Southern California.
The name Adastra is taken from the Latin saying per aspera ad astra, "through striving to the stars."
Adastra strives to produce intense, complex wines that capture the essence of Adastra Vineyards, a unique combination of fog, soil, clones and stars on twenty acres in the Napa Carneros.
Family-owned, Adastra is run by Chris Thorpe and son-in-law Edwin Richards. Pam Starr has been Adastra`s winegrowing consultant since 1997.