Aromas of blueberry, stone fruits and black licorice with flavors of pepper, black currant and cinnamon. A full-bodied wine with velvety tannins and toasty oak notes on the finish.
Wine Advocate 92 points - The peppery, meaty, superb 2010 Angeli Cuvee is primarily a blend of Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Carignan and cool climate Syrah. Production of this big red (15.4% natural alcohol) was 3,300 cases. Its dense ruby/purple hue is followed by aromas of licorice, black currants and cherries intermixed with hints of camphor and spice. This is a full-bodied, opulent, mouth-filling, savory wine with not a hard edge to be found. It should drink well for 5-7 years. (Dec 2013)
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Overall the 2010 vintage exudes aromas of blueberry, stone fruits and black licorice. The dense purple color is a great indication of what is to come on the mouth: a solid and complex wine which is full and velvety, and finishes with lasting toasty oak flavors. The secondary flavors of pepper, black currant and cinnamon continue to evolve once the wine is open. It's richness and intensity beg for extended aging, so cellaring a bottle or two for a few years will be rewarding.
A proprietary blend of estate-grown Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and Carignane with a touch of Syrah was aged in oak.