Gallo of Sonoma Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 1997

Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County, California

$64.99 $58.49
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Item No. 39759
  • red wine
  • WS94
  • WE94
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1996
  • WS94
  • WE94

Winemaker's Notes

The Gallo family farms seven benchland vineyards in the Sonoma County appellations of Sonoma Coast, Dry Creek Valley, Alexander Valley, and Russian River Valley. Selected vineyard sites within our vineyard portfolio produce the grapes for all E & J Gallo Northern Sonoma Estate Bottled wines. Only the "best of the best" fruit from each vineyard is ever considered for possible inclusion in these, our finest cuvées. After an intense selection process in both the vineyards and winery, the final blend for our 1997 Estate Bottled Cabernet was 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from our Stefani Vineyard in the Dry Creek Valley of Sonoma County. This powerful wine displays pure flavors of black fruit and cassis, framed by the rich vanilla and toast flavors from over two years aging in French oak barrels.

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The Gallo family tradition in Sonoma County began in the 1930's when Matt and Gina Gallo's grandfather, Julio, recognized the potential of winemaking in Sonoma. The Gallo family now owns eight vineyards in Sonoma County. These vineyards represent a cross-section of Sonoma's diverse micro-climates, thereby adding to the complexity and rich flavors of the award-winning Gallo of...

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Learn About Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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Learn About Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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