2010 Rancho Galante Cabernet
California: Carmel Valley
Youthful and bright, this wine is distinctly Carmel Valley - and distinctly Galante!
A light-hearted and very approachable wine, today’s 2010 Rancho Galante Cabernet Sauvignon is a delightful wine that fans of Carmel Valley wines will surely love. If you’ve never tasted a Carmel Valley wine, be sure to pick up a few bottles of this budget-friendly red. The terroir of the Carmel Valley is unique and certainly one to be experienced.
A hearty Spy Thanks to Jack Galante, who always gives us early access to his wines. We remain faithful fans of your wonderful wines.
Brilliant ruby with a deeper dark core of red plum skin. After the wine settles, ultra-skinny, wine stained tears fall swiftly down the glass.
Dark red cherry, red plum and dried dark berries. Underneath the wine shows hints of the Carmel Valley characteristic artichoke and subtle fresh green bell pepper aromas.
Dark plum juice with tart cherry, fresh rhubarb, cranberry, green tobacco leaf and subtle brown spice.
Bright red fruits tail off to subtle earth and spice. At the edges of the palate, tart flavors linger on for a very long time, gradually giving way to an all around the mouth dryness.
Pair this bright wine with spareribs, a fatty prime rib or an eggplant parmesan.
What the Winery Says
Combining grapes from several of our Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard parcels, this wine offers a burst of distinctive fruit flavors with a hint of oak and soft tannins on the finish.
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About the Winery
At Galante Vineyards our philosophy is simple: grow the finest grapes possible and let the fruit express itself in the wine. Since all of our grapes are estate grown, each bottle of wine we produce embodies the characteristics of our unique region, exhibiting the natural flavors that are born from the land. Galante is recognized as one of the premier Cabernet Sauvignon producers in Monterey County and all of California.
The Galante Family has a long history in the Monterey area. Owner Jack Galante’s great grandfather, J.F. Devendorf, was the founder of the town of Carmel. He later built the Pine Inn and the prestigious Highlands Inn. In 1969, Jack’s parents purchased a 700-acre cattle ranch in rustic Carmel Valley. While still maintaining a working cattle ranch, the Galantes, in 1983, began growing premium grapes on their property, specializing in Cabernet Sauvignon. In 1994, Jack Galante decided to build a winery and use some of his grapes to produce ultra-premium estate bottled wines.
Winemaker Greg Vita
A fifth generation Californian, Greg has been a vineyard and winemaking consultant to wineries in the Napa Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains, and Monterey County since 1994. Prior to opening his consulting business he was with Spring Mountain Vineyards in St. Helena for twelve years serving as Winemaker and General Manager.
A UC Davis graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Botany and Plant Science, Greg has made wine for Frogs Leap, Dunn, Philip Tongi, Spottswood, and Chimney Rock. Since the start of Galante Vineyards in 1994, Greg has shown his dedication to excellence in the rich, robust wines that he produces.