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Gallo of Sonoma Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 1996

Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County, California
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The Gallo family farms eight 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 1996 Estate Bottled Cabernet was 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from our Stefani Vineyard in the Dry Creek Valley of Sonoma County. While fruit from Stefani vineyard had been used in previous vintages, this marks the first release of an Estate wine blended exclusively from this vineyard.

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Gallo of Sonoma

Gallo of Sonoma

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Gallo of Sonoma, , California
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.

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More than just a European vacation hotspot and the rosé capital of the world, Provence is a coastal, southeastern appellation of France increasingly producing interesting wines of all colors. The warm, breezy Mediterranean climate is ideal for grape growing and the diverse terrain and soil types allow for a variety of wine styles within the region. Adjacent to the Rhône Valley, Provence shares some characteristics with its northwestern neighbor—namely, the fierce Mistral wind and the plentiful wild herbs (such as rosemary, lavender, juniper, and thyme) known as ‘garrigue.’ The largest appellation here is Côtes de Provence, followed by Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence.

Provence is internationally acclaimed for its dry, refreshing, pale-hued rosé wines which make up the vast majority of the region’s production. These are typically blends, often dominated by Mourvèdre and supplemented by Grenache, Cinsault, Tibouren, and other varieties. A small amount of full-bodied, herbal white wine is made here—particularly from the Cassis appellation, from Clairette and Marsanne. Roussane, Sémillon, Ugni Blanc, and Vermentino (known locally as Rolle) are also used for white wine throughout Provence. Perhaps the most interesting wines of the region, however, are the red wines of Bandol. Predominantly Mourvèdre, these are powerful, structured, and ageworthy wines with lush berry fruit and savory characteristics of earth and spice.

WWH32G04W2_1996 Item# 39760

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