Angels & Cowboys Proprietary Red 2018
Our job at WineOnline.ca is to find unique wines that deviate from the pack for our members—like richly layered Angels & Cowboys Proprietary Red 2018 from high atop the ridges of the Sonoma Coast, made by artisan winemaker—Yoav Gilat.
If wines were rated based solely on the enjoyment they provided and sheer “Grill Factor”, Angels & Cowboys’ Sonoma County Proprietary Red gets a perfect score from our tasting crew. It’s a multi-vineyard expression of the diverse terroirs of Sonoma County, California and a wine that instantly transported all of us to an ocean side grill house for a plate of “crumble in your mouth” burgers or anything else off the grill.
It’s not aiming to be a trophy bottling but instead an authentic California “country” red that elevates the everyday wine experience. In my opinion, they accomplished both, whether intended or not—this is a delicious and memorable California red! I’ll be rustling up some thick cut chops this weekend and assure you that the first bottle will be gone before dinner hits our table. Enjoy! 😉
What the Critics Say:
95 Points + GOLD
Winery of the Year by Varietal
Sommelier Choice Awards 2020
Angels & Cowboys Proprietary Red 2018: Characteristics
BODY / STYLE / OAK / Full-bodied / spicy, floral, fruity, mineral / oaked
SWEETNESS / Dry
CELLARING / Drink now or cellar
BEST PAIRINGS / Cured Meat, Red Meat, Veal roasted
TASTING NOTE / “The dark cherry/mahogany red color is indicative of the luscious palate structure which leads with briar/bramble berry fruit backed by notes of violets, sweet hibiscus juice, black currant conserves, and red-flesh plum. Meaty and mouthwatering with succulent edges, the full body is built on a tannin structure that starts out silky and fine then builds to a firm yet smooth finish that lingers indulgently on the palate.”
The Producer: Angels and Cowboys
The Angels & Cowboys journey began with a sentimental namesake, a bold, mysterious icon and an appreciation for down to earth wines. These elements drove the vision to create an offering of wines that indulge the lover, the trailblazer and the rule breaker in all of us.
Angels & Cowboys Proprietary Red & Rosé are handcrafted blends sourced from some of Sonoma County’s most prestigious growers. Our winemaking team draws on traditional as well as progressive winemaking methods to achieve our standout style.
Angels & Cowboys Brut & Brut Rosé are crafted in the traditional Méthode Champenoise, the grapes for our sparkling wines are sourced from vineyards in Northern California, including Mendocino and Sonoma counties. Each exemplify the terroir of the region and contribute their unique flavor profiles and aromas to our blend.
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