This is the third vintage of Two Angels Petite Sirah to come from the highly-acclaimed Red Hill Appellation in Lake County. By moving to the hills on the eastern side of Clear Lake, the possibility of adding greater complexity to the wine was realized. This area is known for its iron-rich red soils. In many areas, the soils are laced with Obsidian rocks of varying sizes that aid in drainage. After hand harvesting and careful destemming and fermentation, the wine is aged for nine months in French Oak, 20% new.
Serve at room temperature with robust dishes, including beef, venison, turkey, game birds and semi-soft or hard cheeses.
The label art was created by Jacob DeBacker in 1591. The theme of the piece is the hilarity of inebriation and the trauma of the morning after. Excessive joy must be countered by equally excessive sorrow, with penitential atonement for pleasure.
PRODUCER: Two Angels
COUNTRY: California, United States
REGION: Red Hills, Lake County
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Petite Sirah
TOTAL ACIDITY: 5.2 g/l
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 0.16 g/l
2016: 92 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Dec 2018
2015: 90 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Nov 2017
2013: 'Silver Medal' - San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, 2015
2009: 91 Pts 'Gold Medal', LA International Wine Competition 2014
2007: 86 Pts ‘Best Buy’ - Wine Enthusiast, Dec. 1, 2010
2006: 90 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Aug. 1, 2009
2005: Critics Gold - Critics Challenge Int’l Wine Competition, May 2007
2005: International Wine Review, www.i-winereview.com , Jan. 2007
2004: 90 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Mar. 1, 2006
2004: 90 Pts - Wine News, 2006