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It’s Accolade Time

It’s Accolade Time

July 17, 2017| Categories: News, Published Articles, Wine Tastings

E. & J. Gallo Winery / A Family Tradition

PASSION FOR QUALITY

From our humble beginnings, the hallmark of our company has been an unwavering commitment to quality. By taking the utmost care through each and every step of the grape growing and winemaking process, we are able to consistently deliver world-class wines, spirits, and other alcoholic beverages for every occasion. Today we are recognized as one of the leading global producers of these products, both in the art of grape growing and wine and spirits making and also in the distribution and marketing of these products in more than 90 countries around the globe.

Learn more about the history, passion and family here http://www.gallo.com/

Catch up on some  Hot New Accolades below and raise a glass of wine with us as we say cheers to family tradition.

Hot News!

Alamos – 2016 Malbec, 91 POINTS, JamesSuckling.com, “#realmalbec. A medium-bodied red with firm tannins and a fresh and clean finish. Really intense and flavorful. Lovely balance and finesse. One of the best deals out there. Drink now.” June 2017

Alamos – 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, 90 POINTS, JamesSuckling.com, “Aromas of tobacco, tea and dark fruit. Medium body, firm and silky tannins. Juicy fruit. Delicious cab. Dry and fresh. Drink now.” June 2017

Alamos – 2015 Red Blend, 90 POINTS, JamesSuckling.com, “A firm and silky wine with soft tannins and a juicy finish. Medium body. Bright and clean. Drink now.” June 2017

Alamos – 2016 Chardonnay, 91 POINTS, JamesSuckling.com, “A fresh and fruity wine with sliced lemon and lime. Hints of stone and apple. Medium to full body, phenolic texture, and a long finish. Drink now.” June 2017

Alamos Selección – 2015 Malbec, 92 POINTS, JamesSuckling.com, “Aromas of tea, berry and spice follow through to a medium to full body, firm and silky tannins and a savory finish. Old vine selection. Finesse. Drink now.” June 2017

Carnivor – 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, 88 PTS, BEST BUY, Wine Enthusiast, September 2017.  ePOS available soon!

Don Miguel Gascón – 2015 Malbec, 91 POINTS, JamesSuckling.com, “Very well-crafted red with plum and berry character. Chocolate undertones and walnuts. Medium body. Savory finish. Dry at the end. Drink now.” June 2017

Don Miguel Gascón – 2015 Reserva, 90 POINTS, JamesSuckling.com, “This shows a firmness and linear character. Medium body and dark chocolate and blackberry character. Long and flavorful. Delicious Malbec. Drink or hold.” June 2017

J Vineyards & Winery – 2015 RRV Pinot Noir, 91 POINTS, Wine Spectator, “An impressive offering, undeniably rich and concentrated, with potent dark berry and licorice flavors. Offers an element of finesse and refinement, enhanced by aromatic floral scents” June 2017.  ePOS Coming Soon!

J Vineyards & Winery – 2015 RRV Chardonnay, 91 POINTS, Wine Enthusiast, “…Layered and complex, its highlighted in honey and apple flavors, with a persistent finish that’s speckles in nutmeg, giving it a nice balance between fruitiness and spice” August 2017.  ePOS Coming Soon!

J Vineyards & Winery – NV Brut Rose, 90 POINTS, Wine Enthusiast, “Nutty and substantial in texture, this pink sparkler is abundant in white peach, flowers and green apple” August 2017.  ePOS Coming Soon!

Mirassou Winery – 2015 CA Pinot Noir, 90 PTS, Wine Enthusiast BEST BUY, Red wine doesn’t get much smoother – and values in Pinot Noir don’t get much better – than this… A sense of richness on the palate and a silky mouthfeel that’s hard to resist.” September 2017. POS available NOW!

TOP Premium ACCOLADES

Alamos – 2016 Torrontés, 89 POINTS, JamesSuckling.com, “This is a bright and fruity white with sliced-apple and lime character. Medium to full body. Screw cap. Drink now.” June 2017

Apothic – 2016, Impact Hot Brand Award by IMPACT Magazine – 6 years in a row! March 2016

Apothic – 2016, Fast Track Growth Brand Winner by Beverage Dynamics March 2016

Brancaia – 2013 Ilatraia, 97 POINTS, The Wine Advocate, Monica Larner, December 30, 2016. “Wow. The 2013 Ilatraia jumps right out at you. This is a tremendous effort. The complexity and the ever-changing nature of the bouquet is mind-bending. Ilatraia shows enormous depth and sophistication, and it leaves a profound impact. The texture is immensely soft, yielding and seamless in its integration. Dark fruit and blackberry is followed by light notes of tobacco, toasted nut and scorched earth. I am in awe of its complexity.”

Chateau Souverain – 2014 CA Cabernet Sauvignon, 89 POINTS, The Tasting Panel, “Smooth, lush and dense with ripe plum and vanilla oak; balanced and long.” December 2016.

Chateau Souverain – 2014 CA Merlot, 88 POINTS, The Tasting Panel, “Smooth and juicy with clean, bright plum and soft texture; balanced and long.” December 2016

Columbia Winery – 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon featured in Wine Spectator, 90 POINTS–“Dense and focused, playing the coffee and mineral-accented blackberry flavors against a blanket of fine tannins, coming together smoothly on the purposeful finish.” June 2015 POS available on C2M and Gallo Printing

Columbia Winery – 2014 Merlot, finalist in the Ultimate Beverage Challenge 2016, 91 POINTS- “Excellent, Highly Recommended, Great Value” November 2016

Columbia Winery – Composition Red Blend, featured in the Ultimate Beverage Challenge 2016, 90 POINTS- “Excellent, Highly Recommended, Great Value” November 2016

Columbia Winery – 2014 Chardonnay, Eighth Annual Sommelier International Wine and Spirits Challenge, 91 POINTS- September 2016

Don Miguel Gascon – 2015 Reserve Malbec, 89 POINTS, Wine Advocate, “aromas of black fruit, spices, cured meat, smoke and hints of leather and brick dust together with chocolate undertones.” August 2015.

Don Miguel Gascon – 2013 Reserve Malbec, 92 POINTS, Wine Spectator, “lush flavors of dark plum, blackberry and dark currant accented by Asian spice. Medium-grained tannins give this a refined allure. Creamy and chocolate mousse on the finish.” November 2015.

Don Miguel Gascon – 2014 Malbec, 89 POINTS, Wine Review Online, ” delivers bright pepper and blackfruit, supple tannins, good acidity and a long finish that will please a crowd.” September 2015.

Don Miguel Gascon – 2013 Malbec, 92 POINTS, JamesSuckling.com, “A solid wine with blueberries and hints of walnut follow through to a full body, firm tannins and a long finish…Malbec magic.” October 2014.

Don Miguel Gascon – 2013 Red Blend, 87 POINTS, Wine Advocate, “Red berries, licorice and some vanilla are found in the nose. The palate is medium-bodied with some dusty tannins, which indicates it will be better with food.” August 2015.

Ecco Domani – 2015 Pinot Grigio, The Best 20 White Wines Under $20, “Hugely appealing white fruit flavors stretched out by a minerality remarkably complex for the inexpensive price”, Forbes.com, October 2016

Edna Valley Vineyard – 2014 Chardonnay, featured in The Tasting Panel, 92 POINTS- “The palate is exotic, with Asian pear and a lovely salinity… This is a labor-intensive white that is 30-percent barrel-fermented…” July 2016.  POS Available on C2M

Frei Brothers Sonoma Reserve – 2015 RRV Chardonnay, 90 PTS, Wine Advocate, “…offers great intensity of toast and cream laced stone fruit flavors, with a silky texture and lovely freshness, finishing long.” April 2017.

Gallo Estate – 2010 Northern Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon, 90 POINTS, Wine Spectator, “Sanguine in red plum, clove and dark chocolate, this bottle-aged, full-bodied wine is impressive…tannins are prominent and supported by a girth of oak, with a dense, concentrated finish. ” February 2016.

Gallo Estate – 2012 Northern Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon, 93+ POINTS, Wine Enthusiast, “…notes of unsmoked cigar tobacco, chocolate, espresso roast, black currants cedar and a touch of barbecue smoke, the wine is full-bodied, dense, moderately tannic, long and mouth filling.” December 2015.

Gallo Estate – 2013 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, 91 POINTS, “…this wine has an inky purple color, aromas of graphite, blackberry, licorice…the tannins are noticeable, the acidity is crisp, and the wine full-bodied and powerful with a long finish…” Robert M. Parker Jr. October 2016

Gallo Estate – 2014 Russian River Valley Chardonnay, 93 POINTS, Wine Enthusiast, “…This wine opens in a flurry of pungent apple blossom and orange zest aromas. On the palate, it shows a zesty fullness of apple, Meyer lemon and lemongrass flavor, complemented by competing notions of stony minerality and lush creaminess on the finish.” April 2017

Gallo Estate – 2012 Russian River Valley Chardonnay, 92 POINTS, The Wine Advocate, “…notes of orange blossom, white peach, honeysuckle and brioche. It’s elegant, medium to full-bodied, ripe, pure, and well-balanced” December 2014.

Gallo Estate – 2013 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir, 91 POINTS, The Wine Enthusiast, “Vibrant acidity envelops lively yet dark, brooding baked plum and cherry notes in this smoothly made, velvety-textured wine from estate vineyards. It excites as much on the palate as on the nose, transitioning smoothly into the medium-length finish. ” September 2016.

Gallo Signature Series – 2013 Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel, 93 POINTS, The Wine Advocate, “…a stunning nose of licorice, charcuterie, springs flowers, pepper…the wine is full-bodied, layered, pure and dense. This is a stunner and could compete with just about any top Zinfandel made in California” Robert M. Parker Jr.

J Vineyards & Winery – 2015 Multi-Appellated Pinot Noir, 93 POINTS, Tasting Panel, “This texturally impressive (luscious, graceful and generous) new release from J is their first multi-appellation wine. It may be the juiciest Pinot we’ve tasted (all our editors agreed). From its raspberry-earth nose to its cherry-lavender middle, the “J Black” label could just be the little black dress of wines” February 2017.  ePOS Coming Soon!

J Vineyards & Winery – NV Cuvée 20, 92 POINTS, Wine Review Online, “…Exceptionally well balanced, with a creamy mouthfeel, it is without a doubt one of the best values in domestic sparkling wine today” Robert Whitley. July 2016.  POS

J Vineyards & Winery – NV Brut Rose, 90 POINTS, Wine Enthusiast, “Nutty and substantial in texture, this pink sparkler is abundant in white peach, flowers and green apple” August 2017.  ePOS Coming Soon!

J Vineyards & Winery – 2015 RRV Chardonnay, 91 POINTS, Wine Enthusiast, “…Layered and complex, its highlighted in honey and apple flavors, with a persistent finish that’s speckles in nutmeg, giving it a nice balance between fruitiness and spice” August 2017.  ePOS Coming Soon!

J Vineyards & Winery – 2014 Russian River Valley Chardonnay, 90 PTS, Wine Spectator, “Elegantly styled…with nectarine, honeydew, anise and green apple flavors. This is a wine of finesse, showing more grace than power and richness.” February 2016.  POS

J Vineyards & Winery – 2015 RRV Pinot Noir, 91 POINTS, Wine Spectator, “An impressive offering, undeniably rich and concentrated, with potent dark berry and licorice flavors. Offers an element of finesse and refinement, enhanced by aromatic floral scents” June 2017.  ePOS Coming Soon!

J Vineyards & Winery – 2014 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir, 93 POINTS, Wine Enthusiast, “From estate-grown fruit dotted around the appellation, this wine shines in a fresh approach to tannin and savory-laced black cherry, seasoning it with clove, earth and black tea…”, February 2017

MacMurray Estate Vineyards – 2013 Russian River Valley Pinot Gris, 93 POINTS, Beverage Dynamics, “…clean, unoaked fruit, with lots of weight and texture, so the wood is not missed. This wine is a great match for a wide range of grilled, smoked, and roasted dishes.” November 2014.

MacMurray Estate Vineyards – 2013 Russian River Valley Chardonnay, 90 POINTS, The Tasting Panel, “Fresh and juicy with pear, tangy acidity and balance; silky with generous fruit and a long, mellow finish.” November 2014.

MacMurray Estate Vineyards – 2013 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir Reserve, 90 POINTS, Wine Spectator, “Well done, ripe and supple, this is firmly tannic in a good way, with blueberry, blackberry, plum and spicy nutmeg scents…” May 2015.

MacMurray Estate Vineyards – 2014 Russian River Valley Winemaker’s Block Pinot Noir, 92 POINTS, Wine Enthusiast, “Velvety, robust structure makes way for a textured, complex personality of baked plum, rhubarb and cola spice. That spice continues in lengthy spikes of clove and cinnamon…” February 2017

Mirassou – 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, 88 PTS, The Tasting Panel, “Ripe and juicy with tangy acidity and silky texture; lush, clean and rich.” January 2017

Mirassou – 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, BEST OF CLASS, Show Award, 2017 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, January 2017

Mirassou – 2015 Pinot Grigio, Gold, 2017 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, January 2017

Mirassou – 2015 Moscato, Gold, 2017 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, January 2017

Prophecy – 2016, Impact Hot Prospects Brand Award by IMPACT Magazine

Starborough – 2014 Sauvignon Blanc, 90 POINTS, Winereviewonline.com, “Starborough’s 2014 vintage is classic Marlborough Sauvignon that exhibits pungent aromas of green citrus, cut grass and tart green apple. It is well-balanced, with crisp acidity and finishes with exceptional freshness.” June 2015.

Talbott Vineyards – 2014 Sleepy Hollow Chardonnay, featured in Wine Spectator, 90 POINTS, -“Fresh and crunchy, with ripe nectarine, baked apple and lemon meringue flavors, supported by firm acidity. The spicy finish offers lemon curd and pastry notes. Drink now through 2022. 12,225 cases made.” – June 2017

Talbott Vineyards – 2014 Logan Pinot Noir, finalist in the Ultimate Beverage Challenge 2016, 94 POINTS- “Excellent, highly recommended” November 2016.

Talbott Vineyards – 2014 Kali Hart Chardonnay, featured in the Ultimate Beverage Challenge 2016, 91 POINTS- “Excellent, Highly Recommend” November 2016

Talbott Vineyards – 2014 Kali Hart Pinot Noir, featured in Wine Enthusiast, 90 POINTS. September 2016.

Talbott Vineyards – 2013 Sleepy Hollow Vineyard Pinot Noir featured in Wine Enthusiast, 92 POINTS– “Concentrated raspberry and brambleberry aromas mix with iron and brown mushrooms on the nose of this wine from a historic vineyard originally planted in 1972. The palate is sanguine with bloody meats and pencil lead, with earthy beet-juice flavors and unrelenting minerality, almost like licking the earth itself.” December 2015.  POS available on Gallo Edge

Talbott Vineyards – 2014 Sleepy Hollow Chardonnay, featured in Wine Spectator, 90 POINTS, -“Fresh and crunchy, with ripe nectarine, baked apple and lemon meringue flavors, supported by firm acidity. The spicy finish offers lemon curd and pastry notes. Drink now through 2022. 12,225 cases made.” – June 2017

Whitehaven – 2014 Sauvignon Blanc, 90 POINTS, Wine Enthusiast, “Subtle herb and citrus shadings mark the nose, but so do riper hints of fig and melon. Those riper notes shape the palate, giving it breadth up front, then gently tapering into a long, elegant, citrusy finish.” March 2016.

Whitehaven – 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, 89 POINTS, Wine Spectator, “Vivid, with fresh, grassy green notes to complement the juicy lemon-lime core, accented by a hint of pineapple.”  August 2017

Dark Horse – 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Double Gold, Best of Class, Best of California AVA, 2016 Harvest Challenge. November 2016.

Dark Horse – Growth Brand Award – Rising Star Brand. Beverage Dynamics. March 2017.

Dark Horse – 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, GOLD MEDAL, 90 POINTS, San Francisco International Wine Competition. June 2016.

Dark Horse – 2014 Merlot, GOLD MEDAL, 92 POINTS, Sommelier Challenge. September 2016.

Dark Horse – 2013 Chardonnay, 92 POINTS, The Tasting Panel. August 2016.

Dark Horse – 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Double Gold, Best of Class, Best of California AVA, 2016 Harvest Challenge. November 2016.

 

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