2011 L'Ange Rouge Magnum
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 50% whole clusters included. The wine spent 15-20 days on the skins with a combination of pump-overs and punch downs. Aged 18 months in 500 liter French Oak puncheons, bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Mulberry, allspice, leather, Chinese tea, hibiscus, rose petal, mineral, fresh raspberry, fresh and dried cranberries, smoked peppercorn, long textural finish.
92 points, Vinous
90 points, Robert Parker
Santa Barbara County