De Angelis Wines
2010 San Luis Obispo County Cabernet Sauvignon
California: San Luis Obispo
The Angels Sang
This wine really took our tasting panel by storm, earning it a highly recommended by all who tasted it. While youthful, this wine is delicious - and it shows incredible promise. Drink now, but be sure to hold a few bottles of this age-worthy wine for up to the next decade.
Bold, dark fruit balanced against earth and spice make this a well-rounded and elegant wine. A touch of mint and eucalyptus on the nose remind us of the best of Mt. Veeder in Napa. Veeder wines with these attributes command very high prices.
Be sure to serve this wine in a proper, medium-sized Bordeaux glass. Aromas are far more unified in such a glass, giving the wine a more balanced appeal.
This the perfect wine for a filet Mignon with a wild mushroom sauce.
A deep crimson heart, with lovely purple highlights at the edges. The wine spins very quickly in the glass, taking a very long time to settle down. After it settles, wine-stained tears take a long time to appear before moving very slowly down the glass.
A bold rush of lush aromas leap from the glass. Bold black cherry, dried blueberry, dusty wild blackberry, tobacco leaf, cedar bark and provide a lovely overall backbone. Under these are hints of olive, black tea leaf and a hint of leather.
Balanced and dark, with blackberry, black cherry, dried Bing cherry, green tobacco, dried cranberry, ultra dried plum, subtle Earl Grey tea leaf and hints of black pepper and white pepper.
Very long with plush tannins that lead to a velvety feel at the edges of the palate.