Forks & Corks 2017: "Gold Award"
The 2013 Pinot Noir Estate has a crisp blackberry and cranberry leaf nose, the 30% new oak nicely integrated. The palate is chewy, a little "worked' perhaps, and it needs to express more "Pinoté" towards the finish. It just feels rather blocky at the moment and my preference lies with the Abbot Claim Pinot Noir this year.
Wine Spectator: 90
-Angela Estate is a small, family-owned craft winery in Oregon with an international pedigree. Our owner, Antony Beck is a native South African wine producer who began Angela Estate in 2006 with a passion for family and Pinot Noir. Antony created the winery as a celebration of his wife, Angela and their five children. The couple reside in Lexington, KY on their throughbred farm, Gainesway. Antony continues his father's legacy in South Africa with Graham Beck winery and began a new one in Oregon with his friend, winemaker Ken Wright.