If this wine were any denser it would be a solid. Almost black in color, there is a deep nose of graphite, charcoal, and ripe black fruit as well as a layered brooding dark fruit mixture, with vanilla and toasty oak overtones.
This wine will pay great dividends to cellar time and will last up to and improve over the next 15 years.
"The top wine is the brilliant 2005 Angeli Cuvee, a Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, and Carignan blend crafted by proprietor/winemaker Chris Bilbro. One of the finest examples of this wine he has yet made, the 2005 boasts a dense purple color as well as plump, succulent, sumptuous blue, red, and black fruits intermixed with notions of wood spice, earth, and pepper. The wine cuts a full-bodied, fleshy, multidimensional swath across the palate, and the finish lasts over 40 seconds. Very drinkable already, it should evolve effortlessly for another 7-8+ years. "
The Wine Advocate