2010 L'Ange Rouge
The unique clone of Larner Grenache is blended with Grenache from Alta Mesa Vineyard to showcase a rich and complex blend of Grenache.
The components of Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvedre were fermented in small open-top bins, with 40% whole clusters included. The wine spent 20-25 days on the skins with a combination of pump-overs and punch downs. Aged 15 months in 500 liter French Oak puncheons, bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Pine tar, deep raspberry, red currant, rosemary, rose hips, cola, beef blood, mint, coffee, sugar beet, roast beef. The palate is red fruit and black spice, herbs, long finish, pure raspberry/cola, excellent structure.
91+ points, Jeb Dunnuck
91 points, Vinous