Hello friends. We’re down to the last handful of cases for one of our most popular Full Pull & Friends wines to date. It’s last call time for Angela’s Cab:
Originally offered December 3, 2014. Excerpts from previous offers:
We went longer on this particular wine than all the other FP&F wines save one. Why? Well, first off, because I thought accessing Red Mountain Cabernet at our price point presented an extraordinary opportunity. And second, because the winemaker involved made it pretty clear that seeing Angelas Cab in future vintages was unlikely at best.
And you may have noticed: no Angelas Cab since, and none expected going forward. We’re going to look back on the 2012 as the exception, not the rule, I’m afraid.
Angela’s is a vineyard owned by Efeste Winery, and it was planted in 2008 by none other than Dick Boushey, who continues to manage it. When we began doing FP&F wines, I knew we’d do some Cabernet Sauvignons, and I hoped one of them could come from Red Mountain. It is an area that makes a singular style of Cab, and with Dick at the farming helm, we know we’re starting with pristine fruit.
This juice was aged in 67% new oak for 20 months, and it clocks in at 14.4% alc. It opens with a great Red Mountain nose: redcurrant fruit, iron minerality, and smoky/nutty (bourbon barrel, almond paste) notes that could come from barrel but I suspect come from the terroir, since I’ve seen them in so many Red Mountain wines over the years. In the mouth, this is a smoky/spicy mélange of deep red and black fruits and continuing earth notes. The structure, as you’d expect from Red Mountain, comes mostly from tannins, which take over somewhere around the mid-palate and just won’t quit, coating the palate in a layer of toothsome chamomile goodness. If you’re planning to open one of these during this holiday season, I’d recommend pairing with a fatty piece of meat or a large decanter. From an outstanding grower-winemaker combo, an outstanding vintage, and an outstanding piece of Washington terroir, I’d expect a long and fascinating evolution ahead.
Washington Wine Report (Sean Sullivan): “[REVIEW TEXT WITHHELD]. Rating: **** (Excellent).”
Review of Washington Wines (Rand Sealey): “[REVIEW TEXT WITHHELD]. 19/20pts.”
Please limit order requests to 6 bottles, and we’ll do our best to fulfill all requests. The wine is in the warehouse and ready for immediate pickup or shipping during the next temperature-appropriate shipping window.