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It’s Accolade Time

It’s Accolade Time

September 5, 2017| Categories: News, Published Articles, Wine Tastings

E. & J. Gallo Winery / A Family Tradition

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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.

 

Now It’s Wine Time!

 

Hot News

Dark Horse – Dark Horse becomes the FIRST wine brand ever to receive coveted 2017 Nielsen Breakthrough Innovation Award!

Mirassou Winery – 2015 CA Pinot Noir, 90 PTS, The Tasting Panel Magazine, “This venerable California label still has the chops, as in this rich Pinot with red cherry, apple, and hints of mocha; juicy and vibrant.” July 2017.

New Amsterdam Apple Vodka – Double Gold Medal, Global Spirit Award, 2017

Prophecy – Market Watch – NEW WINE PRODUCT OF THE YEAR – Shanken News, September 2017

Talbott Vineyards – 2014 Sleepy Hollow Chardonnay, featured in Wine Enthusiast, 92 POINTS, -Lightly toasted almond, melted butter, chalk and Meyer lemon scents are delicately woven together in this expressive yet restrained bottling…” May 2017

TOP Premium ACCOLADES

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 – 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

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

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.”

Carnivor – 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, 88 PTS, BEST BUY, Wine Enthusiast, September 2017.

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 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

Don Miguel Gascón – 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.

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.

Fleur De Mer – 2016 Rosé, Gold Medal, 2017 The Fifty Best, “Strawberry, cherry, watermelon…floral, tart, good acidity, woody.” July 2017

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!

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

Prophecy – 90 points Gold Medal, San Francisco Wine Competition, Sauvignon Blanc Vintage 2016, July 2017

Starborough – 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, 88 POINTS, Wine Enthusiast, “plump in feel, marked by ripe fig and melon flavors, with hints of grapefruit and nectarine.” July 2016.

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 Enthusiast, 92 POINTS, – “Lightly toasted almond, melted butter, chalk and Meyer lemon scents are delicately woven together in this expressive yet restrained bottling…” May 2017

Whitehaven – 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, 92 POINTS, Michael Franz, “This is classic Marlborough Sauvignon, with all of the flashy aromatics one would expect, but no over-the-top pungency.  Similarly, on the palate, there’s exciting grapefruit and lime fruit and lots of zesty acidity, but no sourness and no overtly sugary sweetness.  Very well crafted in a manner that was respectful of perfectly ripened fruit.  A Double Gold award winner at the 2017 Toast of the Coast Wine Competition.” February 2017.

TOP POPULAR ACCOLADES

Dark Horse – 2016 Pinot Grigio. 88 POINTS. Tasting Panel. July 2017.

Dark Horse – NV Red Blend, 88 POINTS, Wine Enthusiast Best Buy. Wine Enthusiast. May 2017.

Dark Horse – 2015 Chardonnay, Gold, 2017 Texsom International Wine Competition, April 2017.

Dark Horse – 2015 Pinot Noir, Silver, 2017 Texsom International Wine Competition, April 2017.

Dark Horse – 2016 Rose, Silver, 2017 Texsom International Wine Competition, April 2017.

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

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