Gallo of Sonoma Frei Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 1995

Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County, California

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Item No. 10401
  • red wine
  • WS88
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Winemaker's Notes

Grapes for this wine were 100% de-stemmed, but not crushed, to retain a substantial percentage of whole berries for fermentation. This process allows us to better retain the grape's varietal essence and minimize bitter tannin extraction in the wine. Fermenter temperatures were kept between 80-87oF, with cap circulation occurring regularly for gentle yet maximum extraction of flavor and body from the grape skins. A portion of the must underwent an eight day maceration for additional tannin integration.

Oce dry, only the free wine was transferred to small American and French oak barrels for just under two years of aging. This wine completed Malolactic Fermentation and, to enhance bouquet, flavor, and body was not fined and only minimally filtered prior to bottling.

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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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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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(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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