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Carlo Rossi California Red-E. & J. Gallo Winery Ltd NV

Winemaker's Notes:

Winemaker's notes: "With its medium-to-full body, our Cabernet Sauvignon offers enticing flavors, ranging from dark plum to delicate hints of oak and spice."

Carlo Rossi Vineyards:
Every year the Great Central Valley of California provides harvests of uniquely delicious grapes. And while that harvest's grapes may cause a wine's style to evolve from year to year, since day one, no matter what the year, Carlo has served his wine in a sturdy glass jug. You may wonder: Why a jug? Some people think it goes back to the 1930s and the origins of commercial winemaking in Califo... Read more
Every year the Great Central Valley of California provides harvests of uniquely delicious grapes. And while that harvest's grapes may cause a wine's style to evolve from year to year, since day one, no matter what the year, Carlo has served his wine in a sturdy glass jug. You may wonder: Why a jug? Some people think it goes back to the 1930s and the origins of commercial winemaking in California, when people would gather for a grape stomp and carry the fresh juice home. Others think it's all about the convenience of the ring, the simple loop that makes it easy to carry, pour and share your favorite wine. It may be a little bit of both, but we like to think it's just another way Carlo made his wines stand out from the crowd. Today, Carlo Rossi serves up 12 wines in its now iconic jug that continue to be sensibly priced and easy to enjoy with family and friends. Read less

Member Reviews for Carlo Rossi California Red-E. & J. Gallo Winery Ltd

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Snooth User: Plainsman
2894298
3.50 5
10/30/2009

Carlo Rossi's Paisano is my every-day table wine. Is it superb? No. Is it very good? Yes. It goes with just about anything, and adding a little sweet lemonade in summer makes a pleasant sangria-like drink. It's a staple in my house.


Snooth User: Qubican
10450850
2.50 5
12/09/2008

smooth fruitty taste not dry


Snooth User: ernievee
2178614
0.00 5
07/19/2009

I would say 90% of the italian population in Memphis Tn,have paisano wine in their homes. It is very much like the homemade wine a lot of us grew up around when our fathers and grandfathers made it.It was introduced as a wine to cover that need years ago. For the price it is as good as it gets


Snooth User: PoorBoy
8515929
3.00 5
07/18/2009

I think the charm in this Paisano is simply nostalgic to me. It is the closest thing I've had on a store shelf to my late uncle's home made wine. I've introduced this to many friends, and while the conversation continues, the bottle slowly disappears.


Snooth User: dancurrie
11631824
3.00 5
01/04/2009

Good as an informal table wine. I wish it were slightly less sweet.


3.50 5
03/10/2010

In reply to Guiseppino, acidic does not equal vinegary. Yes, Gallo's burgundy has more acidic bite than you'd expect for a normal California wine. If you are more familiar with Italian table wines, whether Sangiovese, Merlot, Nero d'Avola, or more obscure grapes in basis, this blended red will make you feel right at home. No, it's not gourmet wine for swirling and sniffing, but it's food-friendly across a wide range. Tonight, I made some pasta with a mushroom cream sauce. The wine went in for a simmer, and accompanied the dish as well. Nothing is better than pairing the wine you drink with the wine in the sauce. The acidity plus deep fruit were a nice complement to the richness of cream, earthiness of mushrooms and sweet bite of sweated onions. mmmm.


Snooth User: robroad
8058323
3.00 5
03/25/2011

Wine snobs will not appreciate this wine, but it is not bad. In fact, it is pretty good. In Europe and in the USA many people enjoy wine with meals and do not worry about the cost or the label. This wine would fit that description. Carlo Rossis Chablis is a very good, inexpensive wine with citrus and pear flavors. It has a mildly sweet, tangy finish. I enjoy this more than most light, white wines I have tried. It is GREAT for cooking, but don't afraid to pour a glass to enjoy while your are doing that cooking! I keep trying to find a reason to say this wine is not good, but I can't find one. In blind taste tests, I'll bet it holds up quite well. I like it with grilled shrimp or chicken and use it ALL the time when making a cajun gumbo. Try it....REALLY!


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External Reviews for Carlo Rossi California Red-E. & J. Gallo Winery Ltd

External Review
01/03/2012

Surprise, surprise! this light ruby-colored wine is off-dry, with surprisingly good fruit, an agreeable cherry, Beaujolais-like nose, light to medium body and a clean finish without excessive quantities of cloying residual sugar. There is vibrancy and liveliness to this ldquo;Burgundyrdquo;. This wine offers considerable value, but purchasers are advised to serve it in more handsome carafes than its original packaging.


External Review
09/27/2011

Surprise, surprise! this light ruby-colored wine is off-dry, with surprisingly good fruit, an agreeable cherry, Beaujolais-like nose, light to medium body and a clean finish without excessive quantities of cloying residual sugar. There is vibrancy and liveliness to this "Burgundy". This wine offers considerable value, but purchasers are advised to serve it in more handsome carafes than its original packaging.


External Review
09/27/2011

With Bing cherry flavor and a firm fruit texture that recalls the skin of a ripe plum, this is built for beer-can chicken and roasted potatoes.



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Tasting Notes:

This sweet, well-balanced wine is light to medium-bodied. Lively red fruit flavors, complemented by fresh floral accents, lead to a crisp finish.

<p><span style="color: #000000; font-family: arial; line-height: normal; font-size: small;">From the Carlo Rossi Reserve Collection, this Chardonnay has subtle hints of apple, pear and oak. It goes well with cheese and fruit platters.</span></p>


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