Angels & Cowboys excels at blending Sonoma fruit sourced from the County’s best growers. Their 2018 is incredible value, not a wine to miss. Sonoma County is blanketed by a tapestry of exceptional vineyards. The winemaking team tracks down singular lots of fruit that hail the subtleties of Sonoma sub-regions, from Carneros to the distinction of Sonoma Valley, the refinement of the Russian River Valley to the abundance of flavour found in the Dry Creek and Alexander Valleys.
There’s no denying it: this is a big, bold, soulful, flavourful wine. Richly concentrated, juicy, and dense with woodland berries, ripe dark cherry, bergamot, and fig, the wine is accentuated by dark chocolate and barrel spice. The palate is all mouth-filling body and silky texture. Nicely integrated new and old French oak accentuate the layers of spicy dark fruit. The finish is long and decadent.
95 points / Gold Medal & “Wine of the Year”, Sommelier’s Choice Awards 2020
“A fun blend with lots of character, delivering ripe fruit, but at the same time some cedar, bark, tea and vanilla undertones. It’s full-bodied, but relatively balanced and polished. Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Syrah, Grenache, Carignan and Merlot. Drink now.”
91 points, JamesSuckling.com, Jan 2021