Gargiulo Vineyards

G Major 7 Study 575 OVX Estate Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.38 ratings
9.42 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
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
Nathan Renfro

Again drinking almost pnp, just a short decant and this one opens up nicely. Getting red, blue, and black fruit. A cassis undertone that comes out near the finish. Begins with brighter blue and red fruit. Tannins are medium and could still soften with time in bottle. Also tobacco, slight vanilla, plum, granite. Medium length finish. I’ve had several of these, think I’ll leave a few to rest for a couple more years and see how they evolve.

Again drinking almost pnp, just a short decant and this one opens up nicely. Getting red, blue, and black fruit. A cassis undertone that comes out near the finish. Begins with brighter blue and red fruit. Tannins are medium and could still soften with time in bottle. Also tobacco, slight vanilla, plum, granite. Medium length finish. I’ve had several of these, think I’ll leave a few to rest for a couple more years and see how they evolve.

Jan 15th, 2021
Nathan Renfro

Drinking surprisingly well now for a ‘15. Pretty close to PNP. Lots of fruit but not too ripe. Red and black fruit. Drinking very smooth.

Drinking surprisingly well now for a ‘15. Pretty close to PNP. Lots of fruit but not too ripe. Red and black fruit. Drinking very smooth.

Nov 15th, 2020
Nathan Renfro

Big and bold, still needs some more time to mature, but drinking well.

Big and bold, still needs some more time to mature, but drinking well.

Jan 21st, 2019
Rich Maus

Rich had this 10 months ago

Rich had this 10 months ago

Mar 31st, 2020
Nathan Renfro

Nathan had this 10 months ago

Nathan had this 10 months ago

Mar 22nd, 2020