Galante Vineyards Estate Red - 3 Pack

by Wootbot

“Nevermind” Just Turned HOW Old?

The trouble with getting old is that time just doesn’t play fair! But at least we can enjoy a Galante Vineyards Estate Red 3 Pack.

Isn’t that the strangest thing about time? When you were a kid, and a commercial said “these grapes started nearly thirty years ago” you felt like it was a big deal. Thirty years? you’d maybe think, That was back in World War Two! But now you’re of an age when you hear “The Galante family began growing grapes in 1983” and you think Hey, that’s when I was hitting the dance clubs! That’s not very long at all!

But you know what? It is. And it’s time you face it. You’re not getting any younger.

Thankfully, the Galante Vineyards Estate Red 3 Pack shows us that aging isn’t always a bad thing. Like this 2006 Rancho Galante Cabernet Sauvignon? It’s just turning five, which is a pretty ripe old age for a wine. And yet, it’s still able to boast a deep ruby red color, with a nose of vanilla and black pepper spice, plus deep flavors of blackberry and cedar. We hear it’s only expected to grow more complex as time goes on, and why not? Don’t we all?

Or what about the 2006 Blackjack Pasture Cabernet Sauvignon? Bold, elegant, chewy, bright, these are just a few of the ways you could describe it. You could also go with lush and dark, chocolate and toffee, black cherry and cassis. Or maybe just the more inclusive “delicious” does the trick.

But then there’s the youngster, the 2008 Red Rose Hill Cabernet Sauvignon. Remember, the Galante family’s one of the premier Cabernet Sauvignon producers in all of California, so don’t be afraid, this one’s set to open right now. Deep color, a mouth of vanilla and cassis, thick tannins and a little hint of the new French oak barrel… well, maybe you’re right. Maybe it is worth shelving for a few years.

After all, you’re not getting any younger, but you’re not planning on going anywhere either, right? You might not be a kid any more, but you’re sure as hell not old.

2006 Rancho Galante Cabernet Sauvignon
 
  • PRODUCTION: 2500 Cases
  • Technical Data:
  • Brix at Harvest: 24.2
  • Total Acid: 0.61
  • pH: 3.76
  • Alc. 14.1%
  • Harvest Date: 10/27/06
  • Varietal Content: 100% CS
Combining grapes from several of our Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard parcels, this cabernet has a rich, deep ruby color with a wonderful nose of vanilla and black pepper spiciness and the flavors are dominated by blackberry and cedar. This wine has a long finish with ample tannins that will allow for extended aging.
 
2008 Red Rose Hill Cabernet Sauvignon
  • PRODUCTION: 587 Cases Technical Data:
  • Brix at Harvest: 24.8
  • Total Acid: 0.65
  •  pH: 3.58 Alc. 13.5%
  • Harvest Date: 10/20/08
  • Release Date Jan 2011
This fabulous Cabernet is a blend of 8% Merlot, 8% Malbec, 8% Petit Sirahand 76% Cabernet Sauvignon. One is immediately struck by the deep color of this wine which leads into an explosive mouth full of cherry and cassis. A good amount of vanilla flavors from the new French oak and chewy tannins round out this wine, lingering in a really long finish.
 
2006 Blackjack Pasture Cabernet Sauvignon
 
  • Brix at Harvest: 24
  • Total Acid: 0.61
  • pH: 3.67 Alc. 13.6%
  • Harvest Date: 10/18/06
  • Varietal Content: 100% CS
  • PRODUCTION: 1250 Cases (6-packs)
This vintage produced a bold yet elegant wine with the chewy yet bright tannins. Big, lush dark chocolate and toffee characteristics compliment this wine and delightful flavors of black cherry and cassis round out the palette. Aged in 100% new French Oak.

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