2010 Carmel Valley Double M Red Wine
Red Blend •Galante Estate
California: Carmel Valley
Prepare to be bowled over, Operative! Today’s Galante Vineyards’ Double M is back… this time around, with their stunning and delicious 2010 vintage.
The 2009 vintage of this wine sold out very quickly and while we bought up every case that we could get our hands on, today’s wine may not last the day.
Jack Galante’s Double M is an inspired blend of Malbec and Merlot. Balanced and oh so delicious, this wine is as flexible as it is fun to drink. Pair with a very wide array of foods, from rich and hearty to light and fresh.
We love Galante and their wines have always been smash hits with our Operatives. If you have not had the pleasure to taste a Galante, we encourage you to cut your teeth on today’s wonderful red blend.
Deep and rich in color with bold iridescent hues of dark beet juice at the core and brilliant maroon at the edges.
Full and complex yet with a lovely tenderness at the fringes. Dark blueberry, ripe wild strawberry, clove, lavender, slate mineral, tomato stem and a hint of dried geranium.
Delicious and completely different on the palate than on the nose, this wine is youthful, bright and fruity. Dried (unsweetened) cranberry, dried cherry, black currant, initially dominate, yielding to blackberry, black cherry and black tea leaf. At the tail end, a subtle hint of dried black olive makes a lovely but brief appearance.
Lively and tart initially, this wine gradually evolves on the palate, where it slowly unveils subtle blueberry juice and dried herb flavors.
Kansas City spareribs with hot & smoky baked beans and chipotle cornbread would be an outstanding choice with this very food-friendly wine.