2008 L'Ange Rouge Magnum
Larner Vineyard and Alta Mesa Vineyard
94% Grenache, 3% Syrah, 3% Mourvedre, 245 cases produced, Aged 16 months in French Oak, 20% new,
Winemaking: The components of Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvedre were fermented in small open top bins, with 50% whole clusters included. The wine spent 30-35 days on the skins with a combination of pump-overs and punch downs. Aged 16 months in a combination of 500-liter barrels and 228-liter barriques, bottled unfined and unfiltered
Tasting Notes: Fresh tobacco leaf, sage, crushed raspberry, red currant, dried cranberry, pipe smoke, rose petal, cola berry, cocoa powder, mint leaf, limestone. Round, ripe, exotic, multilayered, textural, balanced, long, complex finish.
91 points Robert Parker, Wine Spectator 93 points, Jeb Dunnuck 92 points