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Angels Gate Winery Merlot Vqa Niagara Peninusla Vqa 2008

Member Review by trobbs:

The first wine that I've posted to Snooth that inspired me to actually add more than just a rating. I enjoyed this wine in the summer of 2010 with a nice spicy steak, roasted asparagus, and a simple starch side. Regrettably, I had only purchased one bottle. I'll be looking to make another purchase as soon as I finish writing this. The aroma carries those leathery notes that typically are presented to me in a tasted rather than a scent. I'm not fond of overly leathery tasting reds, but this one only had a light leathery scent. The taste was supported with rich dark berries and a satin texture. Tannins were very light - a trait noted by my wife who doesn't favor reds because of their tannins and likes the leathery notes even less. This was a winner for her which put it over the top for me. When I purchased this bottle, we were both new to the winery. We'll happily return for another exploration of what they have to offer.

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Angels Gate Winery:
Angels Gate Winery uses traditional winemaking techniques combined with new world technologies to create wines with delicate balance, finesse and structure. All of our wines are treated with great care and undergo minimum fining and filtration. This allows us to preserve each varietals aroma, acidity and structure. The winery was founded by a group of wine loving friends on a property that w... Read more
Angels Gate Winery uses traditional winemaking techniques combined with new world technologies to create wines with delicate balance, finesse and structure. All of our wines are treated with great care and undergo minimum fining and filtration. This allows us to preserve each varietals aroma, acidity and structure. The winery was founded by a group of wine loving friends on a property that was once owned by the Congregation of Missionary Sisters of Christian Charity in Ontario. In 1995, the land was converted into a vineyard. Construction of the "mission style" building began in June of 2001. Read less

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Snooth User: trobbs
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08/10/2010

The first wine that I've posted to Snooth that inspired me to actually add more than just a rating. I enjoyed this wine in the summer of 2010 with a nice spicy steak, roasted asparagus, and a simple starch side. Regrettably, I had only purchased one bottle. I'll be looking to make another purchase as soon as I finish writing this. The aroma carries those leathery notes that typically are presented to me in a tasted rather than a scent. I'm not fond of overly leathery tasting reds, but this one only had a light leathery scent. The taste was supported with rich dark berries and a satin texture. Tannins were very light - a trait noted by my wife who doesn't favor reds because of their tannins and likes the leathery notes even less. This was a winner for her which put it over the top for me. When I purchased this bottle, we were both new to the winery. We'll happily return for another exploration of what they have to offer.




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