Hillside vineyards provide a more stressful growing environment for vines, resulting in lower yields and bigger, riper flavors – and our four acre Angelo’s Hillside Vineyard delivers the concentrated 2010 vintage in abundance. Bold, masculine, aromas of cedar, currant, wood smoke, earth and dark toast hammer at your nose, throwing down the challenge to tip the glass. The surprisingly lush mouth feel yields layers of ripe current, black tea, chalky and dark chocolaty tannins, with a cherry finish that has a mercurial lingering, drawing you into experiencing it all over again. As always, Angelo’s will mature with authority over the next fifteen years but would be the perfect partner to a rib-eye off the grill tonight.
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