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Terlato Vineyards Devil's Peak 2008

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Rather herbal and red fruited on the nose with an underlay of pomegranate and lovely nuanced red plum aromas. With hints of charcoal and grilled meats on entry, this feels at first like it's going to be quite powerful but those aromas quickly give way to a medium-bodied, red fruited wine full of well-managed tannins supporting plum and red berry fruit. There's a lovely innate sweetness here with some espresso foam framing hints and a little herb spice and even a hint of truffle on the back end along with some shaved chocolate notes. The finish is fairly fruit driven, plummy and juicy with black currant notes and a hint of heat and wood spice on the finale. Complex and well-balanced. 91pts

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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 Devil's Peak

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065212,913
4.50 5
01/09/2013

Rather herbal and red fruited on the nose with an underlay of pomegranate and lovely nuanced red plum aromas. With hints of charcoal and grilled meats on entry, this feels at first like it's going to be quite powerful but those aromas quickly give way to a medium-bodied, red fruited wine full of well-managed tannins supporting plum and red berry fruit. There's a lovely innate sweetness here with some espresso foam framing hints and a little herb spice and even a hint of truffle on the back end along with some shaved chocolate notes. The finish is fairly fruit driven, plummy and juicy with black currant notes and a hint of heat and wood spice on the finale. Complex and well-balanced. 91pts


Member Reviews for Terlato Vineyards Devil's Peak

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Snooth User: Nicki Gig
1783064,202
3.50 5
04/14/2012

beautiful red/black berry fruits, fruit forward palate, smooth, elegant and delicious


Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
4.50 5
Vintage: 2006 12/27/2009

Inspired by Cheval Blanc, this wine is predominantly Cabernet Franc. Its more reticent at first than its sister wines (Angels and Cardinals peak), but this wine has a lot of structure and is probably the best match with food. Cassis, cranberries and lilacs predominate - a clear Cab Franc nose. Very mineral with elegance and finesse. Finishes on leather with warm vanilla notes


Snooth User: Rich Tomko
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2006 12/12/2012

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: chock
46421132
4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 09/29/2009

Very nice, mellow wine. Love the fact that it's heavy in Cab Franc. We cracked it at the end of Sept 2009 for Keely's bday dinner.


Snooth User: vegasrebel
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 02/15/2012

Four glasses


External Reviews for Terlato Vineyards Devil's Peak

External Review
Vintage: 2006 09/23/2011

Terlato Vineyards Devils Peak 2006 and all other wine from Terlato Vineyards are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.


External Review
Vintage: 2006 01/12/2010

94 WineReviewOnline.com


External Review
Vintage: 2005 03/16/2010

Terlato Vineyards Devils Peak 2005 and all other wine from Terlato Vineyards are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.


External Review
Vintage: 2004 01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesThe "Peak Series" are Napa Valley Bordeaux-blends developed "in homage" to the grand crus of Bordeaux. Devils' Peak is the second in a trinity of wines. This blend follows the traditions and methods of St. milion; its predominant grape varietal is Cabernet Franc. We strive to use Old World methods to produce a wine with drinkability, complexity and age-worthiness.



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