Origin: Carmel Valley
Winemaker: Jack Galante
Retail Price: $40.00
Notes: Surprisingly soft for its age, Galante's
premium Cabernet is full of masculine, leathery aromas and chocolate
flavor. With its full body and lengthy finish, it is one of the biggest
reds coming from the Carmel area. Drinkable now, its mildly tannic finish
should smooth out even more with aging.
(Date tasted: 6/10/00)
Profile: Clint Eastwood may have been Carmel's mayor, but he's
got nothing on the Galante family, Carmel's founding fathers. Generations
of Galantes have helped this region flourish, with endeavors such as
cattle farming, growing and supplying garden roses, and since 1983,
creating premium wines. Run by Jack Galante, the winery specializes
in Cabernet Sauvignon, producing four estate grown and bottled wines.
In addition to running the winery, Galante is one of the largest suppliers
of garden roses in the state of California.
18181 Cachagua Rd.
City: Carmel Valley
Web site: www.galantevineyards.com