This is our Angeline Pinot Noir review.
California is known for its Pinot Noir, as they were the first winemakers to bring the varietal to America.
Are you after a light and refreshing Pinot Noir with red fruit flavors of strawberries, raspberries, and cherry cola?
Well, you have just found one!
What if I tell you it’s quite gentle on your wallet too?
Find below our Angeline Pinot Noir full review along with our food pairings recommendations, serving tips, curiosity and where you can buy it.
Our Angeline Pinot Noir Review
Angeline Pinot Noir review: What's its color?
Angeline Pinot Noir wine has a garnet color with thin slowly falling legs.
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What does Angeline Pinot Noir taste like?
Angeline Pinot Noir is entirely made from Pinot Noir grapes.
Is Angeline Pinot Noir sweet?
No it’s not sweet. Angeline Pinot Noir wine is a dry wine.
A dry wine contains less than 15 g/L.
Learn more about wine sweetness level here.
Angeline Pinot Noir review: Which food pairs well with it?
Angeline Pinot Noir is a light yet very versatile wine when it comes down to food pairings.
Classic appetizers are mushroom pizza, mushroom agnolotti, and caramelized cauliflower to name some.
Meat wise you have wide selection here from duck, roasted chicken, pork, rabbit, and beef bourguignon for example.
If you are a cheese lover our recommendations for you are Taleggio (wash-rind), Comte, Ceddar (semi-hard) or Pecorino (hard).
Angeline Pinot Noir review: What's its alcohol content?
Angeline Pinot Noir wine’s alcohol content is 13.8%.
In case you wonder about alcohol content or more precisely Alcohol By Volume, i.e. ABV, measure the alcoholic strength of a drink.
There is a direct relationship between the sugar left in the wine after the alcoholic fermentation has taken place, i.e. Residual Sugar or RS, and ABV.
During alcoholic fermentation, the yeast transforms the sugar in the grape juice into alcohol.
Grapes with high residual sugar will therefore produce dry wine with a high ABV.
How many calories are in a glass of Angeline Pinot Noir wine?
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture  a 5-ounce glass will contain about 120 to 130 calories.
Alcohol contains 7 calories per gram. So a wine with high ABV will have a higher calories per glass than a wine with low ABV.
Furthermore, sugar contributes to the calorie count.
A dry wine will usually have 4 calories per grams vs a sweet wine that will have around 20 calories per grams of carbs, which include sugar.
What is Angeline?
Here is an extract from the Angeline website itself:
“Courtney Benham founded Angeline in 1990, in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma County.
Made at Martin Ray Winery, Angeline’s philosophy is to produce wine that is a true expression of its varietal.
Not the opening act for Martin Ray wines or the b-side of the business, Angeline is the backbone – with wines that quickly took hold as a reliable great by-the-glass order in restaurants and bars around California.
Soon after, Independent retailers and wine shops took notice, followed by national retailers and recently internet sales have helped take Angeline international.“
California is known for its Pinot Noir.
Angeline is the perfect light Pinot Noir for those hot days and as a casual drink with friends on your patio, by the swimming pool, or on the beach.
If you have never tried it, I’m not entirely sure what are you still waiting for?
Once you had it, we’d love to know your opinion, so reach out and let’s know what you think! Enjoy!