Lost Angel Mischief Red Wine 2006

Lost Angel Mischief Red WinePrice: $12
Maker: Eos Estate Winery (Sapphire Brands), Paso Robles, California
Varietal: Red Blend – 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Petite Sirah, 18% Sangiovese
Packaging: 750 ml bottle, artificial cork
Alcohol: 13.5%
Our Rating: 8.9 out of 10

Lost Angel Mischief Red Wine 2006 was a real surprise. A red blend with a funky name costing a little over ten bucks didn’t create much in the way of anticipation. The first surprise was a slightly floral note in the nose, in addition to the expected berry and spice notes. The second surprise was the overall enjoyability of this wine. On the palate, this is a juicy and robust red. Raspberry and cherry predominate, but there is nice structure and complexity. The finish is dry and long-lasting, with a spicy, earthy finish.

Lost Angel Mischief is a product of Eos Estate Wines, a winery that produces significantly more costly wines. The Lost Angel series is the lowest cost line, but it clearly benefits from its pricier siblings. Eos Estate’s winemaker is Nathan Carlson, who notes, “Eos has taken a bold step to become the first large winery in Paso Robles to commit to using only solar power. This fits nicely with my personal commitment to sustainability issues in agriculture, which is an important reason why I am involved in the wine industry.”

In short, Lost Angel Mischief is a tasty red blend that offers more flavor and sophistication than one might expect at first glance. It’s a great choice if you don’t mind a fun, non-snobby label and prefer a fruitier but still interesting New World red.

4 thoughts on “Lost Angel Mischief Red Wine 2006

  1. Chris

    I have to say this is got to be one of the best wines I Have tasted. To me it drinks like a 50 dollar bottle of wine.I have had it with pasta also with steak you can’t go wrong.Ok here is the kicker I found out about this wine at a local liquor store on the twenty percent off table I walk out the door paying only $6.80 a bottle.Its like I am stealing it.They have about 20 bottles left just enjoyed it again tonight with spinach ravioli AWESOME.I think I will go back and buy the rest after that I will have to go on the Internet to search for more.I have also gave it away to my customers a gifts they also love it.

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