Sunday, August 3, 2014

Review: **** $$ Angeline Pinot Noir, Sonoma County, California, 2013 = BEST VALUE

Check out today's pricing and retail availability for Angeline Pinot Noir.

Original tasting and review : This is Angeline Pinot Noir, Sonoma County, California, 2013, finished at 13.9% alcohol and first sampled only one year from vintage date, in August, 2014.

In the glass: Light brick.

On the nose: Poured at room temperature and swirled vigorously, shows bold balloon funkiness surrounding red and black cherries.  From the aroma, seems like this will be fresh and deeply veined with fruit.

On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact sweet, furry and mouth-filling with lush red cherry fruits, cinnamon spices, a hint of red pomegranates for acid and soft tannins that creep into your cheeks and slowly grip them so the fruit and acid can hang out for awhile.  Slow fade til you hunger for another sip.

In summary: Overall, rates four stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale and is a best value.  Very attractive offering for pinot noir!

Note: Be careful, Angeline offers two pinot noirs which may be easily confused.  This is the "Sonoma" bottling; not to be confused with the pleasant, but not as impressive, three star "California" bottling.

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