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Swanson Vineyards Angelica, Amador County, 750ml - Boxed


A decadent night cap

Our Angelica is robust, complex and deliciously smooth. Ten years of slow maturation in barrel have produced distinctly unique aromas and flavors of pecans, molasses, toffee and dried figs. Enjoy this wine as an after dinner delight with dried fruit and nuts, or by itself as a night cap.

Wine Profile

Vineyard Notes
The name “Angelica” describes a historic and rare style of wine produced with little or no fermentation; it is made by the addition of brandy to grape must. This type of wine was enormously popular in the 1800’s and plays an important role in the history of the California wine industry. Our Mission Angelica initiated fermentation with native yeast after 8 days on the skins and then was fortified with brandy to 19% alcohol. This multi-vintage blend spent an average of 10 years in neutral barrels before being bottled in May 2017.

Winemaker Notes
Our Mission Angelica pays homage to the pioneering farmers and missionaires who settled in California hundreds of years ago and who made the first wines in the region Produced from a grape variety brought from Spain hundreds of years ago by Catholic padres, this style of wine was served first as altar wine in the early missions along the California coast, and later in the gold camps and boarding houses of the Sierra Nevada. The grapes for our Angelica come from a vineyard in Amador County, first planted in 1856 + producing small amounts of intense and distinctive fruit today.