Peter's thoughts: "So my supplier sent me the wrong vintage to try, so this arrived and I hadn't tasted it, so this is my review on the 2017 vintage. Oak is there with a burnt butter aroma, a bit like caramelising apples with butter and cinnamon, and then a little mango and citrus. A cracking Chardonnay, a linear style of Chard but with the oak giving it padding. Really well made. 90/100 "
Growing up in the San Joaquin Valley and living the equal parts rigor and reward of farming firsthand, Courtney Benham was struck by the endless possibilities of the grape. With a dynamic perspective on the industry, the likewise endless possibilities for innovating operations at his own winery are what called Courtney to found Angeline in 1990, and what continues to call him to raise the bar on everyday wines.
Early on, Courtney recognized that great wine is the sum of more than just good grapes and talented winemakers; it’s the result of an efficient, nimble whole. As with so many start-up ideas, there is a constant conceptual interplay between our lean core team and a selection of expert consultants and growers. Unyielding devotion to this fusion of great fruit and great minds is precisely what Angeline has stood for nearly three decades.