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Two Angels Petite Sirah 2020


Two Angels Petite Sirah displays a dark rich purple color, providing a clue to the strong aromas, balanced structure and mouthfeel to follow. It is difficult to pick out individual characters, but what stands out is intense fruit in the nose and heft on the palate, with hints of mocha and savory notes. This is a big wine, with a silkiness that belies its weight and body, and provides a long and luxurious finish.

Wine Facts

Winemaker Notes
This is the sixth 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 de-stemming and fermentation, the wine is aged for nine months in French Oak, 20% new.

Serving Hints
Serve at room temperature with robust dishes such as charred rib eye steak or barbequed short ribs.

Interesting Facts
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
Region: Red Hills, Lake County, California
Country: United States
Wine Composition: 100% Petite Sirah
Alcohol: 14.4%
Total Acidity: 5.74 G/L
Residual Sugar: 1.04 G/L
pH: 3.87

Press Highlights

2021: 94 Pts 'Publisher's Picks' - Tasting Panel, May 2024
2019: 90 Pts - James Suckling, Dec 2021
2018: 93 Pts - James Suckling, Dec 2021
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  2010
2006: 90 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Aug 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 2006
2004: 90 Pts - Wine News, 2006

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