Angels & Cowboys wine. Now that’s a memorable name. Isn’t it? Well, I discovered it last night at Oren’s Hummus. I went there with some friends, and we wanted to drink Rosé wine. Angels & Cowboys was our only option, so we got it. Today, I’m excited to tell you about Angels & Cowboys, a Sonoma winery that helps the world.
About the Wine
I’m a big fan of dry Rosés. This one was dry, but it wasn’t a top pick for me. It went well with the food but didn’t send me anywhere. The tasting notes sound much better than my experience:
“Vintage 2021 was notable in Sonoma County for the lack of significant rainfall as well as for fantastic weather throughout the growing season…The unifying thread across all our sites was vibrant natural acidity which enhances the delicate fruit-forward style of this graceful wine.
“As with previous vintages the foundation of the blend is the sublime Grenache grape with its delicate fruit aromatics and savory finish, which anchor the wine and harmonize the blend. The Grenache is complemented with Syrah and Carignane…
“Our 2021 vintage opens with a nose of mandarin orange, white blossoms, and lychee fruit. On the palate it enters with zesty acidity and freshness displaying Rainier Cherry, strawberry, and guava accented by more savory notes of herbs de Provence and an attractive and cooling sea spray finish, reminiscent of the fog that blankets Sonoma County’s vineyards. A lively and crowd-pleasing easy sipper, this wine will show at its best when youthful and chilled.”
Boy, do I wish I had had these tasting notes when we tried the wine.
So Why Am I Writing About Angels & Cowboys?
This company is truly made of angels. First of all, the leaders of the company sound wonderful. They have great backgrounds and great goals. More importantly, they’ve set the winery up to help society do better:
- Making a Difference with Every Bottle: Through their ‘Pulling Corks & Filling Forks’ program, Angels & Cowboys donates a portion of proceeds from every bottle of wine sold to World Central Kitchen, helping fund meals for those affected by natural and manmade disasters. They consider Michelin star chef José Andrés the epitome of an Angel & Cowboy. I can’t agree more.
- Cannonball welcomes heroes home: When you buy one of their Cannonball-branded wines, they donate a portion of the proceeds to Cellphones for Soldiers, assisting our military heroes returning home from deployment. This is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to providing cost-free communications services and emergency funding to active-duty military members and veterans.
- Sustainability is critical: The winery is seriously into sustainability.
How can you not love a winery like this?
More About the Winery
The winery has five labels they sell under: Cannonball, Angels & Cowboys, High Dive, Astrolabe and Jose Maria De Fonseco. Each label has its own story. High Dive, for example, is their high-end wine. A red meritage with this label costs $95. Cannonball is their low-end brad that was started to introduce a good Cabernet under $20.
On their website, they say that they are all about down-to-earth wines. Their intent is to indulge the lover, the trailblazer and the rule breaker in all of us.
Per their website, “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.”
They invite us to buck convention and raise a glass to good friends and great wine!
I’m eager to try their other wines and help them help others. I hope you are too.