Bright purple with pink edges, Day-glo contentration. Nose of caramel and brown sugar and plums and prunes and chemicals. OMG this is bullshit wine. Tastes like an over-ripe caramel apple with milk chocolate frosting. Gummy worms and Mountain Berry-scented Cascade. I’ve wasted too much time on this wine already. Absolute headache-inducing sweet formulaic drain-food.
2013 Angels & Cowboys Sonoma County Red Blend (SY, Zin, GR?)
Med ruby, wide ambering edges. Big skunky wet bark and mud with a bright fruit note becomes progressively stemmier with air. In the mouth, wonderful dull, dark cherry Pinot fruit nuances laced with tar and enough barnyard to *just* be interesting. Stemminess crescendos to rather acrid in the rather hot finish. You can do way worse for a 25$ RRV.
2013 Ellipsis Russian River Valley Pinot Noir Sonoma County