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Gallica

gallica cabernet sauvignon 2015 750ml

$179.99

Gallica is nestled in the heart of Napa Valley amongst historic vineyards, coastal oaks, our gardens and olives. Heritage Petite Sirah and Cabernet Sauvignon are rooted in gravelly Cortina soils ambling off nearby Sulphur Creek. Our home is a handsome barn, contemporary and fresh, standing side by side with weathered vines. We strive to practice lightly touching the land from the tending of our vines, thoughtful winemaking methods, to the simplicity of our packaging, Winemaker Rosemary Cakebread's vision for a wine of her own, eventually called GALLICA, grew slowly. Inspired by earlier work at prestigious properties in both Napa Valley and Bordeaux, wines were made and a brand grew. The philosophy is a simple one: to craft elegant single vineyard wines farmed organically which accurately depict the site and the story of each unique vintage.

Oakville Ranch Vineyard is located on the eastern hills of Napa Valley. Sitting on a sublime plateau at elevations ranging from 800-1400 feet above sea level (250-425 m), these red soils are visually distinct, volcanic in origin and moderately well drained. We have been making wines from this phenomenal terroir for over a decade. Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc are co-fermented to achieve the structure of claret, bright red fruit, with the elegant power of Oakville we look for in our wines. Aromatically explosive, layers of dark cherry, mandarin peel, and enticing floral notes keep us infatuated with this special place in Napa Valley. California Certified Organic Farming.

CRITICAL ACCLAIM:
"Brought up in 60% new barrels, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon offers classic notes of lead pencil shavings, creme de cassis, white chocolate, licorice and hints of flowers. Ripe, yet pure, elegant and polished on the palate, with building tannin, it's a gorgeous Cabernet that has everything you could want from this vintage."
95 points, Jeb Dunnuck.

"The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon is deep garnet-purple in color and scented of cassis, blackberries and plums with a cedary undercurrent and earthy notions, plus a waft of Mediterranean herbs. Medium to full-bodied, it is very firm, muscular and taut in the mouth with very chewy tannins and a little hardness on the finish. This might soften, open and marry with time."
93 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Ranch Vineyard is a huge, full-bodied wine that captures all the natural intensity, breadth and volume of this site on Oakville's Upper Plateau. The significant presence of Cabernet Franc (25%), which is so unique at Oakville Ranch, gives the wine is super-distinctive aromatic signature. Time in the glass brings out the wine's beautifully layered, dark-toned fruit, but readers should be prepared to cellar the 2015 for at least a few years."
96 points, Vinous

750ml bottle

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