Reviews for this vintage: 2012
The Tasting Panel, Dec 2015
Dense and bright with juicy style; smooth and lush with tangy plum and cassis; fresh and lovely with smooth, seamless style and a long finish. 69% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc
JamesSuckling.com, Jul 2015
“A rich and round red with dark fruit, shaved chocolate and walnut character. Full body, firm tannins and a fresh finish. Stylish. Drink or hold.” – James Suckling
Reviews for other vintages
Wine Advocate, Oct 2015
The outstanding 2013 Angel's Peak, which is a blend of 78% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Petit Verdot, is a beauty. Loads of licorice, graphite, blackberry and blackcurrant fruit jump from the glass as well as some chocolate and mocha. It is a heady, opulently textured wine to drink over the next decade.
Wine Spectator, Nov 2012
Soft and fleshy on entry, showcasing fine depth, focus, purity and a range of flavors, with crushed rock, red berry, spice and mineral notes that turn elegant and silky on the finish. Drink now through 2022.
Wine Enthusiast, Apr 2013
For maximum enjoyment, drink this almost all-Merlot blend now. It shows ripe, lush black-cherry, red currant, plum and bacon flavors that finish spicy and sweet tasting. The tannins are thick but smooth. —S.H. abv: 14.5% Price: $48
Fra Noi, Dec 2009
Rich, viscous, dark fruit and slight mocha aromas, nicely textured, dark fruit leading with black cherry, raspberry, and chocolate. Score: 90
Fra Noi, Dec 2007
Peppery and plush on opening; lots of core fruit, rich textures, full body, brown spice accents, very enticing.
WineReviewOnline.com, Jun 2007
Terlato Family Vineyards in California's Napa Valley are paying homage to the Bordeaux Grand Crus of Pomerol, St. Emilion and Margaux with three 'Peak' wines. The first in the series is Angels' Peak, a Pomerol-style blend, based mainly on Merlot, with Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. The forward aromatics are lovely berry-spice with cedar notes, leading to bright pure fruit flavors, good acidity, blackberry and spice, with good length and structure and nicely integrated oak. This is an opulent, lush wine with great balance and length.
Wine Report, Mar 2007
Heady aromas of stewed plums, coffee and pepper govern the nose of this eggplant-colored wine. Succulent flavors of bell pepper, cherry, raspberry and jammy strawberry are well integrated with friendly tannins. Big wine needs big food, so try a porterhouse with garlic mashed potatoes.