Gemello

Cabernet Sauvignon

9.27 ratings
9.03 pro ratings
Santa Clara 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
Conrad Green

A shame. Band aid punches through too much. A shame because this is one of the greatest CA wines.

A shame. Band aid punches through too much. A shame because this is one of the greatest CA wines.

Jan 23rd, 2019
Bill Bender

It’s been called “the greatest wine you’ve never heard of” or a true “unicorn” wine but is inarguably an under the radar California legend. In the early 2000’s it ran away with the title at a CA recreation of the 1976 Judgment of Paris. Google the wine and learn a little about Mario Gemello and this vintage in particular. Fun stuff. This was over the hill IMO but gets a 90 for coolness factor alone. From the master of the Durand @Matthew Beckman

It’s been called “the greatest wine you’ve never heard of” or a true “unicorn” wine but is inarguably an under the radar California legend. In the early 2000’s it ran away with the title at a CA recreation of the 1976 Judgment of Paris. Google the wine and learn a little about Mario Gemello and this vintage in particular. Fun stuff. This was over the hill IMO but gets a 90 for coolness factor alone. From the master of the Durand @Matthew Beckman

Dec 16th, 2018
John Skupny - Lang & Reed Wine Company

1970 - legendary unicorn, lively clear and exotic aromas , svelte, silky and tasty. Smokey finish - lasted about 30 minutes. History now!

1970 - legendary unicorn, lively clear and exotic aromas , svelte, silky and tasty. Smokey finish - lasted about 30 minutes. History now!

Aug 13th, 2016
Steve Anderson

1st wine in the aged Cab flight and what a treat. Santa Clara history and a true Unicorn courtesy of @Matthew Beckman. Gorgeous nose. Our expectations may have been just a bit too high based on its reputation, but I thought it was lovely and a brilliant start to the red flight. As the label says “GW means Good Wine.”

1st wine in the aged Cab flight and what a treat. Santa Clara history and a true Unicorn courtesy of @Matthew Beckman. Gorgeous nose. Our expectations may have been just a bit too high based on its reputation, but I thought it was lovely and a brilliant start to the red flight. As the label says “GW means Good Wine.”

Dec 19th, 2018
Steve Anderson

This is actually the Gaspar Smith rather than the Scott Smith. Although this wasn’t the red label, it was a treat to try this rare Cabernet from a legendary, extinct Santa Clara winery. Consensus was some VA on opening, but this really fleshed out nicely over several hours. Glad there were some great Bordeaux’s in the House to help this one stay in the shadows long enough to let it evolve.

This is actually the Gaspar Smith rather than the Scott Smith. Although this wasn’t the red label, it was a treat to try this rare Cabernet from a legendary, extinct Santa Clara winery. Consensus was some VA on opening, but this really fleshed out nicely over several hours. Glad there were some great Bordeaux’s in the House to help this one stay in the shadows long enough to let it evolve.

May 14th, 2018
Conrad Green

Crazy good. We thought it was Latour... Leathery, savory gorgeous clear fruit. Stunning.

Crazy good. We thought it was Latour... Leathery, savory gorgeous clear fruit. Stunning.

May 4th, 2016