Gallo Family Vineyards

Signature Series Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

8.9205 ratings
8.814 pro ratings
Sonoma County, 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
Christine Havens

Another wine from Gallo's Signature series, I'll be the first to confess that I'm pleasantly surprised at how nice these wines are, given the extraordinary prices of most Napa Cabs. It's a blend of 97% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Petit Verdot, the bulk of which is from Gallo's William Hill Vineyard, with a dash of Monte Rosso thrown in. My first impression is of dust, followed by cassis, violets,
Kahlúa, dark chocolate, and pencil shavings. It’s an elegant wine, caressingly smooth on the palate—a sensation that glides into a vein of minerality, and interestingly, at the back palate, the impression of
pure, juicy blackberries. This Cab isn’t leading with fruit, rather it leads with structure, intensity and a dash of freshly ground black pepper followed by cedar and bay leaf. 14.9% ABV | Sample

Another wine from Gallo's Signature series, I'll be the first to confess that I'm pleasantly surprised at how nice these wines are, given the extraordinary prices of most Napa Cabs. It's a blend of 97% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Petit Verdot, the bulk of which is from Gallo's William Hill Vineyard, with a dash of Monte Rosso thrown in. My first impression is of dust, followed by cassis, violets,
Kahlúa, dark chocolate, and pencil shavings. It’s an elegant wine, caressingly smooth on the palate—a sensation that glides into a vein of minerality, and interestingly, at the back palate, the impression of
pure, juicy blackberries. This Cab isn’t leading with fruit, rather it leads with structure, intensity and a dash of freshly ground black pepper followed by cedar and bay leaf. 14.9% ABV | Sample

3 people found it helpfulJan 28th, 2016
Jesse Pender

Assistant Winemaker Delicato Family Vineyards

9.2

Wound tight with gripping tannins. Brooding with plenty to offer. I would cellar this one for another year or so. Drank 5/4/17.

Wound tight with gripping tannins. Brooding with plenty to offer. I would cellar this one for another year or so. Drank 5/4/17.

May 7th, 2017
Brad Hemmer

Blackberry cobbler, light oak, chocolate, light pepper. Nice velvety texture. Good value for Napa cab.

Blackberry cobbler, light oak, chocolate, light pepper. Nice velvety texture. Good value for Napa cab.

Dec 7th, 2016
Henrik Poulsen

Gallo Signature Series Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Gallo Signature Series Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Nov 14th, 2015
Alex Powell

From taste: Opaque dark cherry color, vanillin is present, cassis and raspberry, quite fresh, mint as well and a light smoke. Very extracted, loaded with sweet cassis, good midpalate presence, some sugar however, soft and smooth on the finish, with cocoa notes and jammy fruit. Very little acidity, meant to drink now - 5 years. Too polished for me, but for the style is a well-made wine for the masses.

From taste: Opaque dark cherry color, vanillin is present, cassis and raspberry, quite fresh, mint as well and a light smoke. Very extracted, loaded with sweet cassis, good midpalate presence, some sugar however, soft and smooth on the finish, with cocoa notes and jammy fruit. Very little acidity, meant to drink now - 5 years. Too polished for me, but for the style is a well-made wine for the masses.

Sep 17th, 2015
Kelly Irelan

Yum..beautiful nose.

Yum..beautiful nose.

Mar 5th, 2015
Brad Hemmer

Juicy dark berry fruit. Big but velvety tannins. Cocoa, oak, black olive, maybe some herb notes, milk chocolate.

Juicy dark berry fruit. Big but velvety tannins. Cocoa, oak, black olive, maybe some herb notes, milk chocolate.

Jul 10th, 2014
Mason Balistreri

Sommelier, International Wine Guild; Balistreri Vineyard; Sales, Joy Wine and Spirits

7.8

Weak

Weak

Jan 24th, 2014
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

9.2

Mostly from the William hill estate and the rest comes from monte Rosso

Mostly from the William hill estate and the rest comes from monte Rosso

Sep 19th, 2013
Jenna Farella

Wildfire with Mathew.

Wildfire with Mathew.

May 19th, 2018