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Date Printed: 7/24/2014
Gallo of Sonoma Chardonnay 2003
Gallo of Sonoma Chardonnay 2003
(search item no. 77532)

PRICE ON 7/24/2014: $9.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2004 The Wine News rating: 88 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points
2000 Wine & Spirits rating: 86 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Our Gallo of Sonoma Charonnay is crafted from the finest grapes throughout Sonoma County. Its the type of wine that pleases both those who love full oaky Chardonnays, and those who want a Chardonnay with crispness and fruit flavors.
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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.