Red Wines    Cabernet Sauvignon    Sonoma County    California   
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Date Printed: 10/23/2014
Gallo of Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
Gallo of Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
(search item no. 97044)

PRICE ON 10/23/2014: $12.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2003 The Wine News rating: 87 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points
1998 Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points
1996 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon presents captivating aromas of red currant, raspberry, black cherry and spice. Rich layers of red cherry and currant are framed by sweet vanilla from oak aging unfold on the palate. Medium in body, the wine is very approachable now and maintains a balanced mouthfeel. The grapes were destemmed, but not crushed, and completed 100% malolactic fermentation, thus providing an elegant, beautifully balanced wine with medium body and a smooth, lingering finish.
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About Gallo of Sonoma:

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 Sonoma wines.

Gallo of Sonoma wines represent the best of what Sonoma County has to offer. They are crafted with pride by Matt and Gina Gallo, Third Generation Family Winemakers in Sonoma County, California's premier winegrowing region.

50-50 Give-Back Plan
More than just a caretaker of the vines, Julio Gallo believed that his family had an obligation to protect the land by planting vineyards in a way that would preserve the local environment. His first step in accomplishing this task was to set aside as wildlife habitat one acre of property for every acre planted to vineyard in Sonoma County. Today, Julio's grandson, Matt, continues this 50-50 Give-Back Plan, managing a 6,000 acre property portfolio that balances 3,000 acres of planted vineyard with 3,000 acres of natural habitat.