2010 Red Rose Hill Cabernet Sauvignon
California: Monterey County: Carmel Valley
Galante Vineyards is back after a lengthy absence from our site. And they are back with a wine that was voted Top Monterey County Cabernet Sauvignon - for the fourth year running!
Jack Galante’s delicious Galante Vineyards 2010 Red Rose Hill Carmel Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is the newest vintage of a wine that we first featured eight years ago, with the 2003 vintage. Successive vintages have been superb, but there is something really special about today’s 2010.
This wine is juicy, plump, bright and loaded with flavor. It is a brilliant companion for a wide range of food pairing choices, from the traditional red meat dishes to more exotic fare.
Very fragrant and full on the nose, with black cherry, blackberry, plum and bramble out front. Inhale more deeply and intoxicating aromas of smoked cherry, dried tobacco leaf, cedar, spice box, red currant, raspberry candy and toasted vanilla.
On the palate, this wine is bursting with ripe, balanced flavors of bold black cherry, blackberry, plum, black currant, violet, pomegranate, chocolate, toasted oak, cherry liquor, cigar box, soft spice, soft cracked pepper, subtle sage and a subtle hint of anise.
Very highly recommended!
Voted Top Cabernet in Monterey County for the 4th year in a row by the Carmel Pine Cone Reader’s “Golden Pine Cone” Awards.
Voted Best Monterey County Cabernet Sauvignon.
Darkest garnet through and through, with a dark heart and chubby legs that move slowly down the glass wall after a swirl.
Black cherry, blackberry, cassis, sweet tobacco, cherry cordial, spice box, toasty oak, dark chocolate covered cherry and a hint of subtle black pepper.
Blackberry juicy, Santa Rosa plum, cassis, sweet spice, cherry juice, chocolate covered cherry, flinty mineral and a hint of pencil shavings.
Endless and packed with long, sustained flavors, leading with juicy fruit and concluding - eventually - with sweet spice, in a plush, softly dry ending.
Maybe it is the cowboy theme of Jack Galante’s wines, but we can’t help recommending that you enjoy this wine with a thick cut of grilled beef, preferably cooked over a campfire, but your backyard BBQ or indoor grill pan would work, just as well.
What the Winery Says
- Greg Vita
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- 76% Cabernet
- 8% Malbec
- 8% Petite Sirah
- 8% Merlot
- Monterey County, Carmel Valley.