Stephen Angel – Calaveras Red Angel 2019

The Angel price tag isn’t exactly a good deal, but that’s not the fault of the wine. While it is not a bad price per se, the brand is selling it for 25% to 50% below retail. However, it is important to note that this price tag is simply a marketing ploy.

This blend has a complex, dark berry taste with a rich finish. It pairs well with sauce-based dishes. It is a particularly good match for slow-cooked cassoulet. Stephen Angel himself loves the dish. This wine is perfect for those who want to broaden their palate before moving on to meatier reds.

The nose is filled with raspberry, boysenberry, and vanilla aromas. The flavors are balanced by a light acidity that doesn’t mask the fruitiness. It is not too dry, and it doesn’t feel heavy on the tongue. The finish is long and pleasant.