The vintage was widely acclaimed as one of the most ideal growing seasons during the last decade. Consistently moderate weather throughout the season yielded balanced chemistry in the grapes and a bountiful crop. The clusters were heavy, but the berries were surprisingly small, which produced concentrated flavors and aromas. This year's Angeline Reserve Pinot Noir shows perfumed aromas of rose petal, cranberry, raspberry and spice box continue as flavors in the bright, juicy mouth.
Produced from fruit that abounds with intense fruit and rich aromas. By ”cold soaking” the crushed grapes and fermenting at moderate temperatures, bright fruit flavors are extracted from the grape, without harsh tannins. This Pinot Noir is aged in French oak barrels for ten months and has a red, dark brick color with intense aromas of black cherry highlighted by smoke and sweet, earthy spice. Fresh, ripe flavors of red fruit and dried red cherries with soft tannins and a light, easy finish
Portobello mushroom burgers or a lightly seared salmon fillet, or pasta with a tomato-based sauce