Galante Vineyards

Kick Ass Cabernet Cabernet Sauvignon

8.78 ratings
-no pro ratings
Carmel Valley, Central Coast, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Colin Cahoon

Tart and tangy. Exhibiting cedar, oak, and juniper notes along with white pepper, cranberry and tart strawberry Medium alcohol, moderate plus tannin, and high acid. Excellent value wine.

Tart and tangy. Exhibiting cedar, oak, and juniper notes along with white pepper, cranberry and tart strawberry Medium alcohol, moderate plus tannin, and high acid. Excellent value wine.

Jan 7th, 2020
Colin Cahoon

I like a little Brett on the nose, but this is pushing the envelope and getting close to a flaw. I have drunk this vintage over the several years and found it to be a compact and drinkable value cab in the 8.8 rating range. It’s starting to lose structure and go from bright fruit to dusty fruit. The acid is holding up, but the fruit fades from the middle onward. I think the 2013 vintage is sliding past its prime.

I like a little Brett on the nose, but this is pushing the envelope and getting close to a flaw. I have drunk this vintage over the several years and found it to be a compact and drinkable value cab in the 8.8 rating range. It’s starting to lose structure and go from bright fruit to dusty fruit. The acid is holding up, but the fruit fades from the middle onward. I think the 2013 vintage is sliding past its prime.

Oct 27th, 2018
Colin Cahoon

What it says. A tart Cab blend with leather notes. At this price point a perfect party wine.

What it says. A tart Cab blend with leather notes. At this price point a perfect party wine.

Sep 13th, 2018
Colin Cahoon

Tangy and tart with pepper building through the finish. Leather throughout with chewy tannins and solid acid lingering.

Tangy and tart with pepper building through the finish. Leather throughout with chewy tannins and solid acid lingering.

Apr 27th, 2018
C.W.H

I definitely got the advertised "saddle leather" scent (I likened it to more of an old leather shoe). I don't get the blueberry cobbler flavor and there's something off putting about the finish. Maybe I just can't get past the old leather. I do, however, appreciate the full bodied aspect of the wine.

I definitely got the advertised "saddle leather" scent (I likened it to more of an old leather shoe). I don't get the blueberry cobbler flavor and there's something off putting about the finish. Maybe I just can't get past the old leather. I do, however, appreciate the full bodied aspect of the wine.

Jan 1st, 2018
Colin Cahoon

Leather and black pepper in the nose. On the palate you get tangy and tart from start to finish - cranberry, strawberry, cedar with black pepper. The black pepper lingers with medium plus acid and medium tannins in the finish. No nuance here, but priced for a decent party wine to match an outdoor grilling or BBQ event.

Leather and black pepper in the nose. On the palate you get tangy and tart from start to finish - cranberry, strawberry, cedar with black pepper. The black pepper lingers with medium plus acid and medium tannins in the finish. No nuance here, but priced for a decent party wine to match an outdoor grilling or BBQ event.

Aug 21st, 2017
Tony Woehler

Tony had this 3 years ago

Tony had this 3 years ago

Jan 29th, 2017
Diana Parzik

Diana had this 4 years ago

Diana had this 4 years ago

Jun 2nd, 2016