Recent Vintages

L’Angevin Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley

- Antonio Galloni, The Wine Advocate

2010 L'Angevin Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley

A generous, inviting wine, the 2010 Pinot Noir is loaded with expressive dark red fruit, flowers and spices. A deeply spiced, layered wine, the 2010 is full of Russian River exuberance and depth. There is a floral brightness in the 2010 that is immensely appealing. This pretty, impeccably crafted Pinot should drink well for at least the next 4-5 years. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2018. - 92 pts.

2009 L'Angevin Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley

The 2009 Pinot Noir is a juicy, silky wine laced with expressive dark red fruit, flowers and spices. Higher-toned hints of mint and rose petals add lift and freshness throughout. This is an especially gracious, refined Pinot from L'Angevin and proprietors Alan Peirson and Robbie Meyer. I love the class and elegance here. The Pinot is made from 100% destemmed grapes. The fruit is given a 5- to 7-day cold soak after which the fruit is fermented in tank and aged in French oak (40% new) for 19 months. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2019. -92 pts.

- Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate

2008 L’Angevin Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley

The dark ruby-colored 2008 Pinot Noir L'Angevin exhibits a delicate perfume of gun flint, sweet cherries, spice box and a hint of boysenberries as well as a medium-bodied, lush, nicely concentrated, gracious, pretty style. This cuvee was bottled unfined and unfiltered after spending 20 months in barrel, of which 50% was new French oak. -91 pts.

2007 L’Angevin Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley

The 2007 Pinot Noir Russian River (100% de-stemmed) comes from Dijon clones 828 and 777 as well as the old Calera and Swan clones. Apparently there is also some of that special “suitcase” clone from Vosne-Romanee in the blend. The wine possesses abundant amounts of blueberry, sweet cherry, underbrush, spice box, and earth characteristics along with good density, decent acidity, and silky tannins. Already evolved and complex, it should continue to drink well for another 5-6 years. -90 pts.

2006 L’Angevin Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley

The 2006 Pinot Noir Russian River exhibits aromas of plums, currants, underbrush and subtle smoke as well as silky tannins, a ripe, medium to full bodied mouthfeel, and a soft finish. It can be enjoyed over the next 2-4 years. -90 pts.

2005 L’Angevin Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley

The 2005 Pinot Noir Russian River shows smoky plum, fig, black currant and cherry notes along with forest floor and fresh mushrooms in a medium to full bodied style. It can be enjoyed over the next 2-4 years. -88 pts.

- Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar

2007 L’Angevin Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley

Vivid red. Spicy red and dark berry aromas are complicated by notes of cinnamon, rose and musky underbrush. Fleshy, gently sweet red berry flavors are firmed by a refreshingly bitter cherry skin quality and become spicier with air. Manages to be both rich and lithe, repeating the red fruits on the finish. -90 pts.