Our 2007 Angelica is made from Mission grapes-once abundant now very hard to find. The grapes and the wine made from them have a long history in California dating back to the first years of colonization when the Franciscan monks made very sweet, high alcohol wine for sacramental purposes. There are two ways to make Angelica: fortifying unfermented juice and the “port” style-fermenting the juice to some degree and than adding the brandy. This wine was fermented for about four days before the addition of brandy. At the time of these notes the wine has been aged for more than three years in small neutral oak barrels. The sugar level at bottling is about 12%-not too sweet with balancing acidity. The flavors and aromas are very interesting-creamy, sherry like but with obvious fruit aromas-plums, dates, raisins and slight nuttiness. Further aeration reveals layers of brown sugar and maple syrup coated hazelnuts. On the mouth the wine is sweet, warm and silky with seductive finish begging for another sip. Enjoy it by itself or with your favorite deserts or cheeses! This Angelica should age well for many years to come!
Price $35.00/bottle | Member Price: $28.00/bottle
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