The 2013 vintage Angeli Cuvee is rich, voluptuous and sexy. Bright and evocative in the glass, the fruit runs from tart rhubarb all the way to ripe blackberry. A full mouth of fruit yields to stone and earth as the Zinfandel is bolstered by textural Petite Sirah. Brilliant now, this wine will surprise Zinfandel Lovers with its aging ability.
The nose is dense and dark with loads of blackberry, graphite, tobacco, and lavender. The secondary flavors will continue to evolve with some time, and they keep layering out while in the glass. The opaque dark ruby purple color is a great indication of what comes on the mouth: a rich, thick, and broad palate coating structure matched with a nonstop density of flavor and texture. The finish lasts and lasts with both soft tannin and acidity.
|Wine maker notes
|The '04 Angeli Cuvee is a solid gradient richer than the well reviewed '03 (Robert Parker 92 point rating) Huge ripe blackberry and cherry fruit lies just under the surface of this lush beauty. This was one of the vintages I've worked with and subsequently this is one of the better Cuvee's I've made. The combination of Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, and Carignane blend harmoniously with toasty oak assuring for a definite ongoing evolution of flavor and aromatic complexity
|Marietta Cellars, located just outside of Geyserville in Sonoma County, was founded by Chris Bilbro in 1978. In recent years Chris’s sons, Jake and Scot, representing the second generation, have taken over most of the responsibilities. Marietta Cellars wines are consistent, concentrated, complex and, most importantly, pleasurable.
”For over three decades one of the greatest values in dry California red wine has been the nonvintage kitchen sink blend from the Bilbro’s family-owned Marietta Cellars…This wine flies off retailers’ shelves, so smart consumers take note.” Wine Advocate