Casa L'Angel Cepas Viejas (Old Vines) 2010

Region: Valencia D.O.

Grapes: 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Tempranillo
Vintage: 2010
Color: Red

There are two vineyards used for the production of Casa l’Angel Old Vines; “Casa Tortosa” and “Finca San Vicente.” Both vineyards were planted in the mid- to late-1980s and produce small quantities of intense grapes. They both have typically sandy clay loam soils and are at a height of 600 m above sea level.

The varieties were fermented separately, after a gentle destemming and light crushing. The fermentation-maceration took place in stainless steel tanks of 5,000 kilos of capacity. Fermentations start cool and finish warm, this combined with a program of pumping over, extracts color and appropriate structure in the end yielding a clean fermentation and high quality wine.

Following alcoholic fermentation the wine was aged for 6 months 25% each in stainless steel tank, new, 1 year old and 2 year old French Oak barrels.

Bronze Medal
Decanter Awards 2013


Publication Score Comments
Wine Spectator Online 88 Black cherry, licorice and black olive flavors mingle over light, firm tannins in this polished red. Offers a clean, airy texture and a spicy finish. Cabernet Sauvignon and Tempranillo. Drink now. 1,000 cases made.
Web Only 2015
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar 90 Bright ruby. Sexy, oak-spiced aromas of cherry-cola, cassis and potpourri. Sappy and penetrating, offering sweet red and dark berry flavors. Supple and open-knit, drinking very nicely now, with strong finishing punch and spiciness.
Issue 164, Oct/Sept 2012