Napa Angel 2006 is a Cabernet Sauvignon based wine. Soils are alluvial loam with a small proportion of clay, creating medium-to-low water holding capacity conditions that stress the vines, concentrating the fruit characteristics. The mild climate resulting from the proximity of the Pacific Ocean contributes fresh, fruity flavors. Grapes are hand-picked with yields of 3.5 tons per acre.
After harvesting, the grapes were cold macerated for 7 days and underwent a 10 days fermentation process at 82º to 86º F (28° – 30° C). When the wine finished fermentation, it went through a skin contact process for 10 days. 45% of the wine is oak aged in new French barrels. Total production:
4,105 cases (12 x 750ml).
Lively and generous deep garnet red color. Well-structured, rounded and rich, this wine provides a robust mouth-filling sensation. The wine is layered with red berry fruitiness, cedar, spice, and hints of very subtle and delicate smokiness. Long in the mid-palate with rich and smooth tannins. A fruit forward and rich wine.
Decanting the wine for at least one hour before serving is recommended for best enjoyment. Serve at cellar temperature – approximately 62˚ to 65˚ F (16°–18° C). Ideal pairing with roast pork belly, ratatouille, leg of lamb, chicken with mole and aged cheeses. This wine is recommended to be aged for at least 10 years.