• SN: 88

    Snooth Editorial Score

    88

    Close
+ Add Critic Score

Submit a Critic Score

Score:

Name of Critic:

Close

Terlato Vineyards Angels' Peak 2008

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Meaty and plummy on the nose with lots of crystallized sugar and toasty oak spice, topped with a hint of green fennel seed. Rich with good depth, yet this remains rather restrained. Not a soft style of Merlot but slightly structured and well balanced. The fruit is lovely, fresh and plummy with a hint of red cherry wrapped in bittersweet cocoa and topped with a gentle woodsy element. The finish drops off a touch, but then returns with fresh red fruits over taut, slightly austere wood tannins that remain integrated. A lovely effort. 92pts

Add winemaker's notes
  • + My Wines

    My Wines

    Save in My Wines

    Add to Wishlist

    My Cellar

  • List It
  • Add Review
3.99 5 0.5
Average Rating Rate It Add
Terlato Family Vineyards:
After 50 years in the wine industry, wine is still an inspiration for me. Every vintage brings an anticipation and excitement. After all, it’s a new birth. When I discovered Pinot Grigio in Italy, I was taken by its fresh aromas, its crispness, freshness and the way it paired effortlessly with foods. It was virtually unknown when I brought it to the United States in 1979. Not surprisingly, a... Read more
After 50 years in the wine industry, wine is still an inspiration for me. Every vintage brings an anticipation and excitement. After all, it’s a new birth. When I discovered Pinot Grigio in Italy, I was taken by its fresh aromas, its crispness, freshness and the way it paired effortlessly with foods. It was virtually unknown when I brought it to the United States in 1979. Not surprisingly, an entire nation of wine drinkers embraced Pinot Grigio for the same reasons I did. Today Pinot Grigio is the most requested wine in fine restaurants, and Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio is the quality leader for the varietal. The U.S. was introduced to a new wine, as well as a new level of quality from Italy. I still feel about it today the same way I did the first time I tasted it. When I tasted Syrah from the Rhone Valley, dense, rich and aromatic, it immediately captured my fascination as well. It was a wine that I knew could stand alongside the best of another classic, Cabernet Sauvignon, because the taste profiles were similar: dense, rich and aromatic. We have fashioned our Syrah along those same lines. Of course, like most wine lovers, I have had a lifelong love affair with Bordeaux, the aristocracy of red wines, a blend of classic varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Angels’ Peak is the first of three blends we will introduce. When my sons and I decided to become vintners, our winemaking team found the right soil, and climate conditions that suited our needs. We planted some vineyards, bought others and Terlato Vineyards was born. It is small venture, but a sincere tribute to the wines and winemakers who have inspired us for decades. I regard these winemakers as artists and dreamers. I know this is true because now I am a winemaker myself. I want Terlato Vineyards to stand among the finest wines in the world, with those crafted by my friends. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Terlato Vineyards Angels' Peak

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,748
4.50 5
04/16/2012

Meaty and plummy on the nose with lots of crystallized sugar and toasty oak spice, topped with a hint of green fennel seed. Rich with good depth, yet this remains rather restrained. Not a soft style of Merlot but slightly structured and well balanced. The fruit is lovely, fresh and plummy with a hint of red cherry wrapped in bittersweet cocoa and topped with a gentle woodsy element. The finish drops off a touch, but then returns with fresh red fruits over taut, slightly austere wood tannins that remain integrated. A lovely effort. 92pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,748
4.00 5
01/09/2013

Bitter chocolate and mushroom aromas dominate the nose along with black currant fruit. There's a nice cigar wrapper aroma on entry here which precedes the delivery of rich bitter chocolate-dusted black currant and plum fruit, but this is a touch dense on the palate featuring some acidity and rich, quite ripe fruit in both texture and flavors. Some vanilla on the back end shows a little oak influence, along with some spice on the admittedly fresher finish, but this is a touch overdone and ponderous for my palate. 88pts


Member Reviews for Terlato Vineyards Angels' Peak

Add your review
Snooth User: Nicki Gig
1783064,217
4.00 5
04/14/2012

raspberry and cranberry notes, great berry fruit, delicate, wonderfully balanced. really beautiful



Photos

1 2 3 4

+ Add Image

Best Wine Deals

See More Deals






Snooth Media Network