A special tribute to the late Elena “Elaine” Filippi (1931-1993) and her sweet and elegant qualities. Considered California’s “first” wine, Angelica is a fortified wine made of 82% Mission grape juice and 18% grape brandy and is historic to California’s mission period. Angelica Elena is a reserve release held dear to all of us here at Joseph Filippi Winery. It has its beginnings in our solera-style barrel aging. The majority of the wine’s volume is a combination of rich, creamy baked sweet sherry (12+ years), dry baked aperitif sherry and aged sweet Angelica. Extended aging occurs within the stave wood of 60+ year-old seasoned California redwood cooperage and contains the famous Spanish sherry grape varieties of Pedro Ximenez and Palomino (Chasselas). The label suggests that the richness is only surpassed by the heritage of the Cucamonga in which it was produced. Sweet and elegant dessert wine. Note: Due to the age of this dessert wine, there is sediment in each bottle (375mls). 19% alc by vol. Multi-medal winner.