$25.99 x 12
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$20.00 – $29.99
Red Table Wine
Angeline, Martin Ray Vineyards & Winery
Angeline Vineyards’ Pinot takes advantage of California’s diverse growing conditions. Sourcing is not relegated to a single county or growing region, but rather chosen from around the state, from the warmer regions of the Central coast and the Northern Coast’s cool, foggy valleys.
Grapes are picked early in the morning, the time in a vineyard when a chill still hangs in the air. Bunches are then transported in small bins to avoid crushing the thin-skinned Pinot. Each lot is de-stemmed, but not crushed, in order to avoid extracting the bitter tannins found in skins and seeds. The lots are then fermented in cool stainless steel with minimal handling to preserve fruit notes in the finished wine. After pressing off the skins, the wine is settled for two days, then racked to French oak barrels for malolactic fermentation and aging.
The quality of Angeline’s Pinot Noir consistently over-delivers, and the 2020 is no exception. A lively garnet colour, it opens with intense aromas of fresh cranberries, Bing cherries, and orange zest. The palate is round and juicy with lively acidity and bright flavours of fresh strawberry, cherry, raspberry, and ripe plum layered with vanilla, earth, black tea, and toasted oak. Its a great match with portobello mushroom burgers and other easy-going fare.
“Lots of Central Coast character with a medium body. Dried strawberries, hints of cherries and a citrus undertone. Some wet earth, too. Medium body. Very fresh. Drink now. Screw cap.” 92 points, James Suckling, November 2022