Angeline Reserve Pinot Noir 2015
Courtney Benham acquired the historic Martini & Prati winery in July 2003, which is now Martin Ray Winery with a Tasting Room, the structure, dates back to the 1900’s, and was used to serve as a stable and bunkhouse where Italian immigrants stayed during harvest and crush. Established in 1881 as the Twin Fir Winery, the historic site is distinguished as the oldest winery in continuous operation in Sonoma County and one of the oldest wineries in California. The winery was able to stay in operation during prohibition by selling sacramental wines by train to Rabbis through a winery in New York.
Ruby red with aromas of fresh fruits and spice, Angelina spends 12 months on French Oak (40% new). On the palate flavors of strawberry and cherry with bold herbs, lively acidity and fine tannins. The finish lingered with a smoky creamy ending. Nice value.