Wine Thursdays: Angel Camp Pinot Noir
posted on October 19th, 2017 by Leslie Thomas
This “angelic” Pinot Noir represents an assemblage of the winemaker’s select barrels from the 2014 vintage. This beauty opens up with complex aromas of dried cherries, strawberries, black tea leaf and sandalwood. Taught and expressive, this well-structured pinot carries the familiar earthy tones of Anderson Valley, supported by a core of black cherry and plum with layers of wild forest strawberry and boysenberry. The Swan and David Bruce selections add intense “blue” fruits and complexity to the mouth feel, while the Dijon 667 lends structure and soft tannins. The oak tempers the naturally bright acidity creating a balanced quality on the palate. Only 100 cases produced.
The 2014 growing season was in many ways a continuation of the previous vintage. Both were marked by a fast start and very dry conditions as California settled firmly into a drought cycle. The early beginnings of this vintage allowed the winemaker to achieve full flavor development sooner. As harvest approached, a long moderate weather pattern set in, slowing down the vines and moderating ripeness. They were able to pick the grapes for this wine at the peak of both ripeness, flavor and maturity. Angel Camp is a family owned winery dedicated to sustainable farming practices and non-intrusive wine making techniques.
Suggested Retail $49.99 *at the winery, $52.00
Sale price is $19.99 Save $30!
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All selections are 750ml unless otherwise noted. No rain checks. While Bristol Farms takes every effort to ensure adequate supply, all offerings are subject to availability.