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December 10, 2020
April 23, 2021
2021 Judging Date
May 16, 2021
Launched in 2014, Angels & Cowboys is a collaboration between the founder of Cannonball wines Yoav Gilat, and Northern California graphic designer Michael Schwab.
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 are handcrafted,proprietary blends sourced from some of Sonoma County’s most prestigious growers.The winemaking team draws on traditional as well as progressive winemaking methods to achieve standout styles of blends.
Yoav launched Cannonball Wines with 20 + years of diverse experience in consumer goods & beverages. Born and raised in Israel,Yoav moved to the UK in 1994 & studied Law at University of Kent.Following graduation,Yoav practiced law for three years before moving on to Tymco Beer Ltd,where he managed business development for brands including; Red Bull,Corona, Beringer,Masi,Fonseca,Planeta & others.Yoav then pursued his MBA at Columbia Business School & Haas School of Business/Berkeley & further deepened his industry experience by providing strategy & marketing services to Constellation with their brands;
Blackstone Winery & The Campari Group – SKYY Vodka.Today,Yoav oversees all day-to-day operations as well as the company’s distributor & international sales networks in over 60 markets.True to the Cannonball spirit, Yoav is a professional scuba diver & Cabernet is his “go-to” varietal.
Ondine is a passionate Sonoma County winemaker with experience ranging from cult boutique producers to notable household name brands.Her love of the diversity of Sonoma and California at large fuels her enthusiasm for making a range of varieties from Sauvignon Blanc to Cabernet. Ondine takes a hands-on,multidisciplinary approach to winemaking- a credit to her years spent earning a Master’s of Science in Enology from Fresno State and a Bachelor of Science from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
Lawrence holds 20+ years of experience leading privately held, billion-dollar firms in the global real estate & financial sectors. He is a tremendous asset in advising both business & financial affairs for the Company. Lawrence always aspires to the highest level of achievement; he was a former South African first-class cricketer & has climbed 5 of the 7 world’s highest peaks. Naturally Pinotage, the signature grape of South Africa, is Lawrence’s favorite.
Angels & Cowboys are crafted with fruit sourced from some of Sonoma County’s most prestigious growers in Carneros, Russian River Valley, and Dry Creek Valley. Angels and Cowboys wines have won many awards for their delightful wines including the Sommeliers Choice Awards 2020. This time Gold medal winner with 95 points is Angels & Cowboys Proprietary Red 2018.
The deep purple/garnet robe tempts the eye and entices to a nose of brandied cherries and mocha. The palate opens with a tangle of bright briar fruit, lavish hibiscus, luscious honey-berry black fig, and velvety plum. Spicy cola and cardamom add intricate notes and lead to a refined mineral/graphite streak (courtesy of the volcanic soils of the Alexander Valley) that gives the wine dimension and depth. The finish is firm and charged with fine tannins and a sweet velvety earth note that creates a beautifully balanced tension with the abundant fruit.
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