95 points, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (Nov/Dec.12): "Bright ruby-red. Kaleidoscopic nose offers scents of dark berries, smoked duck, mocha, brown spices, brown sugar and espresso...The powerful, extremely long, fruit-driven finish coats the palate with dusty tannins and a note of violet face powder. Wonderfully harmonious and vibrant wine..."
92 points, Connoisseurs' Guide (Nov.12): "Potent, powerful and long on fruity muscle, Stolpman's Angeli bottling is the biggest and boldest of the winery's several fine Syrahs, but for all of its considerable substance and extract, it is never outsized or beholden to simple ripeness..."
91 points, Wine Spectator (Feb, 28, 2013): "Serves up rich, generous layers of plum, blackberry and blueberry. Pure, focused, well-balanced and persistent, this is fun and easy to enjoy. Syrah."
90 points, The Wine Advocate (Aug. 12 #202): "...possesses a striking bouquet laced with flowers, crushed rocks, blackberry jam and new leather..."
Just 290 cases made.
Recently featured in The California Wine Club's wine of the month club.