Gallo Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 - Stirling Fine Wines
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Gallo Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
SKU: 27429

Gallo Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

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Category Red Wine
Region California, Sonoma County, Northern Sonoma
Brand Gallo Estate
Alcohol/vol 14.9%
Concentrated, fruit-forward and excellently structured, our impressively lengthy 2012 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is the vintage's finest expression of our estate vineyards in Northern Sonoma. The nose is decadent, evocative of ripe wild blackberries, juicy blueberries and mocha. On the impressive, dense palate, concentrated notes of blackcurrant and blackberry jam are joined by classic notes of tobacco, dark chocolate, allspice and cedar before a long, lingering finish. Full-bodied yet smooth, the polished, finely grained tannins are indicative of the grape's roots in the gravelly, loamy Alexander Valley soils, this wine will evolve for 10 to 15 years of cellaring.
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The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is from their Barrelli Creek Vineyard, Scherrer Vineyards, Frei Ranch and the famous Monte Rossa Vineyard. It's 100% Cabernet Sauvignon with 15.2% natural alcohol and was aged 21 months in 100% new French oak. A classic Cabernet Sauvignon offering notes of unsmoked cigar tobacco, chocolate, espresso roast, blackcurrrants cedar and a touch of barbecue smoke, the wine is full-bodied, dense, moderately tannic, long and mouthfilling. Unfortunately, only 350 cases were made, but this wine is certainly capable of lasting 15-20 years.

Robert Parker, December 29, 2014