Gallo Family Vineyards Signature Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

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SKU 00398


A vivid and complex wine, our Gallo Signature Series Cabernet Sauvignon is a beautifully fragrant, penetrating wine. Its rich, vivid fruit flavors include raspberry bramble and concentrated blackberry, which weave through dried herbs and a touch of melted licorice. The assertive tannins melt smoothly into a long, toasty oak finish streaked with Tahitian vanilla. Gina blended the Cabernet grapes with a bit of Petit Verdot and Petit Sirah to enhance the overall structure and add a deep richness to the mouthfeel.
Category Red Wine
Country California
Region Napa Valley
Brand Gallo Family Vineyards
Alcohol/vol 15%
  • wa93+

Wine AdvocateAnother outstanding effort coming from primarily Napa Valley, but with a small amount from Sonoma Valley fruit, is their blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot and 2% Petite Sirah. The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Signature Series Cabernet Sauvignon spent 19 months in 43% new French oak and 15% new American oak. A big wine from this great vintage for Bordeaux varieties, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon has a good 25-30 years of upside to it. Coming from all of the estate vineyards - most of it from the William Hill Estate, but some from Monte Rosso, this wine offers a dense, opaque bluish purple color, notes of pen ink, graphite, blackberry and blueberry, a big full-bodied, fleshy texture (15% natural alcohol) and a long finish with plenty of structured tannin and good acidity. This is a wine that proves what superb quality Gallo can produce even at the top of the hierarchy.

Robert Parker, October 2016
  • we90

Wine EnthusiastFor this well-made, robust wine, the producer taps into multiple vineyard sources, including William Hill and Monte Rosso. Hung around a focused structure, it offers classic elements of dried herb, clove and graphite, with significant tannin that persists through a lengthy finish of toasty oak.

Virginie Boone, March 1, 2017
  • ws88

Wine SpectatorRipe and racy, offering zesty black licorice, wild berry and spicy, cedary oak notes, with touches of sage and underbrush. Still raw and rambunctious, delivering a touch of heat and a twinge of bitterness. Drink now through 2027. 6,000 cases made.

James Laube, 2016