Batista Estate Angelina 2021. A beautiful elegant cherry Pinot Noir with some of that lovely savouriness I need. Fragrant, light and beautiful. Not a lollipop in sight.
Lovely Italian man from my hometown Manjimup, who makes his own cheese and gifts us this, farm honey and cucumbers. — a month ago
Tonite in Angelina restaurant — 3 years ago
If you aren’t familiar with Brasswood, you should change that. A truly state of the art custom crush facility in St Helena (has housed clients like Bevan Cellars, Moone Tsai, Montagu, Modus Operandi, Dark Matter, etc), with tasting rooms, caves, a shop, bakery and a fantastic restaurant. On top of all that, they have their own label, which Angelina Mondavi consults on.
This is my first time trying their Chardonnay offering, courtesy of Brasswood’s Somm @Joshua Fisher . I was fortunate to follow this over the course of a few days. Day one had this showing very primary...down the middle type chard. Day two saw this increase in complexity...certainly true to Napa chard with a warm and soft profile, revealing lanolin, lemon cream, and even a cotton candy note on the nose. The palate has added notes of ripe melon, banana, and powdered sugar. Viscous but a line of acidity keeps this nervy. Thanks Josh. — 4 years ago
Drank with a plate of blackberries—so perfect, not at all sweet, goes with everything wine. Nicely done, Angelina! — a year ago
Good acid for a grape variety that gets me curious
A bit of maceration of the skin that gives it the extra bit of colour
Just a touch too tannic that perhaps wasn't needed considering the good freshness
Still ok, but less enjoyable than the Angelina drank the same night. — 2 years ago