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Angeline Pinot Noir Reserve 750ML 2013
Sku: 11347
A solid foundation is laid using the heavy, dense clones from Santa Barbara County, while drawing from our own Sonoma County for bright red fruit, and Mendocino County to impart floral and spic ...more
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Country: United States
Region: California
Grape Varietal: Pinot Noir
Type: Still wine
Reg. $14.99
Buy Angeline Pinot Noir Reserve
* mixed case price $13.49/bottle
This dense, sophisticated Pinot Noir boastfully over-delivers aromas of fresh strawberries, wild raspberries, and spicy cherry cola. The smooth, resolved palate has a clean, well-balanced acidity that ties up neatly with an understated creamy, caramel finish.

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A solid foundation is laid using the heavy, dense clones from Santa Barbara County, while drawing from our own Sonoma County for bright red fruit, and Mendocino County to impart floral and spicy aromatics.
Wine maker notes
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 a lively garnet color with aromas of intense fruit, luscious vanilla and spice. Bright fruit flavors or fresh strawberry, cherry, raspberry and ripe plum are layered with creamy vanilla, smoke, tea spice and toasty oak.

Food pairing
Try the Angeline Pinot Noir with Portobello mushroom burgers or a lightly seared salmon fillet, or pasta with a tomato-based sauce.

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