Bold, complex and expressive, it’s sure to please those looking for something different.
Appearance: Opaque deep ruby purple core with a medium purple rim and
thick stained tears.
Aromas: Rich black fruit of ripe blackberry, and cherry with vanilla and
cinnamon spice and savory elements of leather and cedar combined with
a haunting floral note.
Palate: Full bodied with ripe blackcurrant, bright cherry and blackberry fruit,
vanilla spice and cedar on the entry with mineral and pencil lead notes in
the mid-palate. The long lasting and balanced finish is filled with lingering
fruit, contained by smooth, but persistent tannins.
2011 began with bud break about two weeks later than usual. Variable
weather in late spring caused uneven fruit set, but naturally limited our
yields without the need for manual thinning. The summer months were
cooler than normal, delaying fruit ripening and maturity, but with careful
canopy management we were able to expose the fruit and promote full
maturity as the season progressed. A warm early fall with little rain allowed
us to slowly ripen and mature the fruit with great results and with yields
about 30% below what we would normally see.
While we pride ourselves on our tradition of crafting wines like ISOSCELES
and JUSTIFICATION that express an elegant Bordeaux-like style, we
encourage our winemaking team to explore the potential of the particularly
distinctive fruit that we can grow here in Paso Robles. Past efforts have
resulted in the creation of such popular wines as SAVANT and FOCUS,
and the success of these wines has inspired us to continue to explore
distinctive blending opportunities. RIGHT ANGLE is an interesting mix of
fruit, spice, and savory elements that together provide a bold, expressive
red wine that is sure to please red wine drinkers on the prowl for something
Bold and complex with fruit and spice on the entry and moving toward the savory on the finish, this wine is the perfect match to rich meat based dishes like cassoulet but is also right at home with a nice rib-eye steak fresh off the grill.