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92 Points - 2012 Angel Camp Vineyard Anderson Valley Estate Grown Pinot Noir
Complex and tantalizing aromas of mint and cinnamon carry over to the palate, where bright plum, red cherry and floral tones linger through the finish. The texture is very smooth since the tannins and acidity are mild and well integrated. —J.G. abv: 13.8%
Just in! Our 2012 Angel Camp Vineyard Anderson Valley Estate Grown Pinot Noir just received 92 Points.
We can’t wait to share the details once we receive them and the review appears in the March 2015 issue of Wine Enthusiast.
“I am very excited about our first review in WS and James Laube's eloquent description of our 2012 Estate Pinot”, says Angel Camp owner Brian Zalaznick.
88 points - 2012 Angel Camp Vineyard Anderson Valley Estate Grown Pinot Noir
“The enticing red and dark berry aromas are graceful and elegant, with a supple texture and a smooth mix of fruit and tannins. Ends with touches of dried herb and cedar. Drink now through 2020.” - J.L.
92 points - 2012 Angel Camp Anderson Valley Estate Grown Pinot Noir
13.8% alc., 353 cases - Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Appealing aromas of black cherries, plum and dried herbs. Soft and smooth on the palate, with a plethora of dark stone fruits and berries with an earthy undertone. The tannins are integrated and the finish is generous and pleasing.
One Puff 88 points - 2013 Angel Camp Anderson Valley Estate Grown Pinot Noir Blanc
…the Angel Camp Pinot Noir Blanc again wanders outside of conventional rose lines, and, in both scent and fast, it quietly hints at varietal cherries with a similar smattering of stony spice. It is the slightly bigger and deeper wine (than Balo’s), and, if not quite as crisp as its lively companion, it is agreeably balanced and will make delectable drinking with simple roast chicken.
…during the Anderson Valley Pinot Festival when, as a part of an enlightening, day-long technical conference, Dan Goldfield from Dutton Goldfield, Anne Moller-Racke of Donum and Angel Camp estate-vintner, Brian Zalaznick, presented Pinot Noirs grown in one of the valley’s preeminent sites, Mr. Zalaznick’s Angel Camp Vineyard. Each of the participants talked, as well they should, of their high regard for the site and the vineyard management practiced therein. All of the wines were quite good and are highly recommended to all of those with a passion for fine Pinot, …
A late addition to the Press Tasting, the 2011 Anderson Valley Pinot Noir was the first of the alphabetical tasting and set a high bar right off the bat. This debut appearance of the first vintage, picked in a year that threw all kinds of weather curve balls, featured a pleasant nose and smooth, balanced berry flavors.