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Current & upcoming release wines

 
 
 
 

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2016 cabernet sauvignon | Oakville

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2015 estate cabernet sauvignon | st. Helena

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2016 cabernet Franc | red wine | Oakville

While Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon are often spoken about in the same breath, they could not be more different. We love working with this wonderous varietal from Oakville Ranch Vineyard and the resulting wines. Our interpretation of Cabernet Franc straddles the divide between understated elegance, herbal undertones, and California’s signature all with the esprit of low intervention winemaking. 2016 vintage wears the attributes of fresh rose petals, red plum skin, chaparral, and even a whiff of dried mint. Expect moderate tannins, sweet and refined, with aspects of black tea and sea salt. Poised for a long life yet deliciously ready to drink with decanting. Bottled without any fining or filtration. California Certified Organic Farming.

Release to Mailing List May 2019

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2015 estate Petite Sirah | st. helena

From our small estate planting of handsomely old vines, Petite Sirah ripens early on our Cortina well-drained soils. Petite is a misnomer for these muscular and confounding wines. The color is dark yet tannins are polished and svelte with loads of aging potential. Plum skin, road tar, walnut skin, and dark chocolate fill the glass without heaviness.  Unique in Napa Valley, Petite Sirah represents about 2% of total acreage. We relish the opportunity to farm and lavish attention on these amazing vines. 13.9% alcohol. California Certified Organic Farming.

Released to Mailing List Fall 2018

 

 

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2015 grenache | STEEL PLOW VINEYARD | sonoma valley

From Steel Plow Vineyard in Sonoma Valley, this charming valley floor site is expertly farmed by viticulturist extraordinaire Phil Coturri and his team. Our rendition of Steel Plow is primarily Grenache with a small contribution of both Mourvèdre and Syrah Noir. Aromatically complex, the wine is high-fidelity Grenache in presentation.  Approachable now for summer enjoyment, there is a tension between come -hither notes of strawberry ganache, hard candy, and a sensational ruby color with darker savory notes, brown apple skin, and even some road tar.     California Certified Organic Farming.

 

Released to Mailing List Fall 2018

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2018 albariño | RORICK HERITAGE VINEYARD

Gallica’s only white wine emphasizes the sublime limestone signature found on this high elevation site. Tropical fruit and white flowers emerge from the mineral backbone. Summer is a time of relaxed days and spontaneous occasions- the ease of creating a meal right off the boat or just picked from the garden. We love Albariño for its purity, complementing a vast array of summer foods. A faithful companion to shellfish, curries, sushi, and anything saffron. We practice low intervention winemaking with the goal of accurately representing the beauty of this white grape in California. Almost weightless, we find lime peel, white rose, even a hint of savory in the glass. California Certified Organic Farming.

Release to Mailing List May 2019

 

 

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2017 GRENACHE | ROSSI RANCH | SONOMA VALLEY

Our one hundred percent Grenache is sourced from the historic Rossi Ranch located in the heart of Sonoma Valley. Owned by Sandy Otellini and farmed by Phil Coturri, the fine clay loam soils are perfect for growing this wondrously aromatic red grape. Laced with wild strawberry but also nuanced with wooly thyme and wet stone. Burgundian in character and winemaking methods, fermentation occurs in open top tanks with just enough stems to perfect its elegant tannins. The light ruby color is deceptive, there is grip and amplitude to these wines that grabs our attention offering complexity. Begging for food, it can complement a myriad of dishes from subtle to savory. Aged seven months in large format barrels prior to bottling   California Certified Organic Farming.

Released to Mailing List Fall 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rosemary Cakebread makes gorgeous, sumptuous wines from a number of appellations, although the focus of late has been on sites that are closer to home....The Gallica 2015s are racy and bold in conception, but never overdone.
— Antonio Galloni | Vinous | September 2017