The Hedonistic Taster | № 7
by L.M. Archer, FWS | Bourgogne ML
“Wine should not be regarded simply as a beverage, but as an art of living, a pleasure.” – Henri Jayer
Welcome to The Hedonistic Taster, a binNotes | redThread™ trade sampling of artisan wines.
The title derives from the term ‘hedonistic tasting,’ coined by legendary Burgundian vigneron Henri Jayer.
The Hedonistic Taster allows me the opportunity to introduce you to some gorgeous pours through this intimate tasting format.
Angels & Cowboys | Sonoma
Looking for wines a little naughty, but nice? Angels & Cowboys produces proprietary blends sourced from some of Sonoma’s most stunning vineyards.
The brainchild of seasoned Sonoma winemaker Dennis Hill and business partner Yoav Gilat, also co-founders of Cannonball Wine Company, Angels and Cowboys wines evince an authenticity that elicits an emotional response in wine enthusiasts seeking the sublime.
Learn more about Angels & Cowboys from my exclusive interview with Dennis Hill here. Cheers!
Wine: Angels & Cowboys Sonoma County Rosé
Varietal(s): Blend of Grenache Rouge, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Grenache Blanc.
Alcohol: 12.8 %
Suggested Retail: $14.99
Robe: Eye candy for any occasion. Classic Oeil de Perdrix (Eye of the Partridge) pale grayish-pink hue with a tinge of peche (peach.)
Nose: Delightfully diabolical notes of pink grapefruit, rhubarb and celery.
Palate: Light, bright quencher with hints of grapefruit and Pink Lady apple.
Suggested Pairings: Dress this little number up or down – from a full-on sit down formal affair (including Thanksgiving, for you uber-planners) of roast game, to July 4th backyard BBQ, plus everything in between, including Thai take-out!