Angel Vine owners Ed and Laureen Fus moved their family to Oregon in 1997 to pursue their dream of farming a vineyard. The Three Angels Vineyard (named after Laureen and their two daughters) is located in Oregon’s Eola-Amity Hills and produces Pinot Noir used by several local wineries. Ed eventually decided to make his own wine focusing on single vineyard Zinfandel (see my previous notes on three of them ), with grapes sourced from Washington. They also produce a Zinfandel blend, Petite Sirah and Primitivo.
There were approximately 350 cases of the 2010 Columbia Valley Primitivo produced. The grapes are from Coyote Canyon in the Horse Heaven Hills and Stonetree Vineyard on the Wahluke Slope. The wine is magenta in color. Fragrant aromas of red fruits and flowers. The wine is lush and jammy with hints of strawberries, raspberries and pepper. The wine tails off ever so slightly on the finish.
My rating: 88 points.
While the winery sent me some samples to taste, this wine is a bargain at $20. It’s available at retail and via the mailing list.
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