Gargiulo Vineyards

G Major 7 Study 575 OVX Estate Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.3155 ratings
9.232 pro ratings
Oakville, Napa Valley, 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
Edmond Bordelon

When they hand you the massive wine list and say “pick something interesting...within reason”. Pretty easy with Gargiulo on the list. Had the pleasure of meeting winemaker Kristof Anderson 2 years ago and toured the GV facility to see him in action. Amazing winery and some of the best grapes in the valley...what could go wrong? (Had them decant for an hour while the other guests roasted me on my second departure from Hard Rock Internaional on my way back to Darden for a second tour there...restaurant world is small.) Once poured out, it danced firmly across the palet. Still a little tight, but the dark fruits and medium tannins balanced out and went with the wagyu nicely.

When they hand you the massive wine list and say “pick something interesting...within reason”. Pretty easy with Gargiulo on the list. Had the pleasure of meeting winemaker Kristof Anderson 2 years ago and toured the GV facility to see him in action. Amazing winery and some of the best grapes in the valley...what could go wrong? (Had them decant for an hour while the other guests roasted me on my second departure from Hard Rock Internaional on my way back to Darden for a second tour there...restaurant world is small.) Once poured out, it danced firmly across the palet. Still a little tight, but the dark fruits and medium tannins balanced out and went with the wagyu nicely.

Dec 25th, 2020
David L

Needs a healthy decanting. No rush to drink the 10’s.

Needs a healthy decanting. No rush to drink the 10’s.

Jun 11th, 2020
David L

Yep . That’s working tonight.

Yep . That’s working tonight.

Jul 26th, 2019
Shay A
9.4

Heck of a 3rd Friday to kick off the holidays!

Shocked this is a ‘15! Totally smooth. All over the fruit spectrum, red, blue and black. Vanilla pipe tobacco, plum, toasted coconut, and a slick-currant/cool climate/underripe dark fruit finish.

Heck of a 3rd Friday to kick off the holidays!

Shocked this is a ‘15! Totally smooth. All over the fruit spectrum, red, blue and black. Vanilla pipe tobacco, plum, toasted coconut, and a slick-currant/cool climate/underripe dark fruit finish.

Dec 22nd, 2018
Ron R
9.3

This is a model of restraint and balance. Nice notes of cinnamon and caramel on the nose. The palate is smooth and completely linear. Tannins are still prominent, but tucked in nicely. Finishes moderately sweet, with hints of cherries and barrel toast.
A superb example gifted to us by
@David L. Thank you so much my great friend 😍

This is a model of restraint and balance. Nice notes of cinnamon and caramel on the nose. The palate is smooth and completely linear. Tannins are still prominent, but tucked in nicely. Finishes moderately sweet, with hints of cherries and barrel toast.
A superb example gifted to us by
@David L. Thank you so much my great friend 😍

Apr 14th, 2018
Martin G Rivard

A face only a mother could love!!!!! Lmao!
😂😂. So happy that you loved that bottle as much as I did! Wine of the night???

A face only a mother could love!!!!! Lmao!
😂😂. So happy that you loved that bottle as much as I did! Wine of the night???

Mar 31st, 2018
David L

Silky smooth.

Silky smooth.

Mar 22nd, 2018
Martin G Rivard

Definitely not the opulent and lush G major seven that I am used to. This is more of a pop and poor and forget about it.. very disappointing to say the least!

Definitely not the opulent and lush G major seven that I am used to. This is more of a pop and poor and forget about it.. very disappointing to say the least!

Feb 18th, 2018
Shawn R

Checking in on this to how they are progressing. Not a super complex wine, good but gets over shadowed by many others in this category.

Checking in on this to how they are progressing. Not a super complex wine, good but gets over shadowed by many others in this category.

Jan 1st, 2018
Martin G Rivard

Uncorked a 3L for our dear friends whom just finished building their badass outdoor Tiki hut and bar! Badass tiki deserves a badass wine. This G Major 7 did the trick. Definitely my favorite from the GARGIULO lineup. Smooth as silk with depth of flavor. The blue fruit is prominently displayed which I adore. Oak is nicely integrated. Awesome finish of 60+ seconds. I buy this stuff automatically by the case load every year. What an incredible steadfast Winery they are! Literally never had a bad vintage. Even my 2011’s were rockstars.
Badass Tiki Hut deserves Badass in a Glass and this did the job! Cheers! 👍🍷🍷👍.

Uncorked a 3L for our dear friends whom just finished building their badass outdoor Tiki hut and bar! Badass tiki deserves a badass wine. This G Major 7 did the trick. Definitely my favorite from the GARGIULO lineup. Smooth as silk with depth of flavor. The blue fruit is prominently displayed which I adore. Oak is nicely integrated. Awesome finish of 60+ seconds. I buy this stuff automatically by the case load every year. What an incredible steadfast Winery they are! Literally never had a bad vintage. Even my 2011’s were rockstars.
Badass Tiki Hut deserves Badass in a Glass and this did the job! Cheers! 👍🍷🍷👍.

Nov 5th, 2017