Double M' Malbec/Merlot 2009

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<strong>Cowboy Philosophy:</strong> "Life is simpler when you plow around the stump."<br/><br/> About This Wine: We branded this stock with our Double M – a 50/50 blend of Malbec and Merlot. With aromas of blueberry and black tea, and bright flavors of raspberry and fresh vanilla, this crisp, bright wine will linger on your palette and be marked in your memory. Moderate tannins help create this very cellar worthy wine.<br/><br/> About Our Winery: At Galante Vineyards our philosophy is simple: grow the finest grapes possible and let the fruit express itself in the wine. Since all of our grapes are estate grown, each bottle of wine we produce embodies the characteristics of our unique region, exhibiting the natural flavors that are born from the land.<br/><br/> The Galante Family has a long history in the Monterey area. Owner Jack Galante's great grandfather, J.F. Devendorf, was the founder of the town of Carmel. He later built the Pine Inn and the prestigious Highlands Inn. In 1969, Jack's parents purchased a 700-acre cattle ranch in rustic Carmel Valley. While still maintaining a working cattle ranch, the Galantes, in 1983, began growing premium grapes on their property, specializing in Cabernet Sauvignon. In 1994, Jack Galante decided to build a winery and use some of his grapes to produce ultra-premium estate bottled wines. Today Galante is recognized as one of the premier Cabernet Sauvignon producers in Monterey County and all of California.<br/><br/> About Our Wine: We produce very limited quantities of Estate Bottled 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from two single vineyards, Red Rose Hill and Blackjack Pasture. Our philosophy is to grow the finest grapes possible and let them speak for themselves through the wine. Several factors influence the quality of the grapes grown at our vineyards. Due to the extreme daily temperature variations in Cachagua (upper Carmel Valley), the growing season is very long with harvest normally occurring in mid October. This long "hang time" causes the grapes to ripen slowly, intensifying their rich berry flavors. We also thin the crop to an average of two tons per acre providing a low yield of very high quality grapes. We do not use pesticides or herbicides in the vineyards and only irrigate when needed. These methods, and others, combine to produce the highest quality grapes (see Vintner).Estate Wines, Galante Vineyards, California Wines<br/><br/> Our wine label is very special to us and reflects our roots and our efforts at Galante Vineyards. The image of the label is a photograph of real leather, hand-tooled by a California saddle maker with conchos in each corner designed by a local silversmith. The artwork for Red Rose Hill and Blackjack Pasture was created by world-renowned artist, G.H. Rothe. Our vineyard names are also meaningful; Blackjack Pasture is adjacent to the field where a favorite roping horse, Blackjack, spent the last of her 36 years. Red Rose Hill rises above a field of crimson rose bushes (just a small portion of our thousands of rose bushes), and Rancho Galante celebrates our beginnings as a cattle ranch, known as "Rancho Galante". Even our back labels incorporate our cowboy image by including a special "Cowboy Philosophy" hand picked by owner Jack Galante.<br/><br/> Technical Analysis: <strong>Brix at Harvest:</strong> 23.9<br/><br/> <strong>Total Acid:</strong> 0.72<br/><br/> <strong>pH:</strong> 3.24<br/><br/> <strong>Alcohol:</strong> 13.1%<br/><br/> <strong>Harvest Date:</strong> 10/1-10/12<br/><br/> <strong>Aged:</strong> French Oak<br/><br/>

Region: USA

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Varietal: Malbec
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Galante Vineyards:
We produce very limited quantities of Estate Bottled 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from two single vineyards, Red Rose Hill and Blackjack Pasture. We also produce our Rancho Galante from a blend of Cabernet grapes from several of our other vineyard parcels. In addition, we produce extremely limited quantities of Merlot that are only available direct from the winery. Our philosophy is to grow the fine... Read more
We produce very limited quantities of Estate Bottled 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from two single vineyards, Red Rose Hill and Blackjack Pasture. We also produce our Rancho Galante from a blend of Cabernet grapes from several of our other vineyard parcels. In addition, we produce extremely limited quantities of Merlot that are only available direct from the winery. Our philosophy is to grow the finest grapes possible and let them speak for themselves through the wine. Several factors influence the quality of the grapes grown at our vineyards. Due to the extreme daily temperature variations in Cachagua (upper Carmel Valley), the growing season is very long with harvest normally occurring in mid October. This long "hang time" causes the grapes to ripen slowly, intensifying their rich berry flavors. We also thin the crop to an average of two tons per acre providing a low yield of very high quality grapes. We do not use pesticides or herbicides in the vineyards and only irrigate when needed. These methods, and others, combine to produce the highest quality grapes. Read less

<strong>Cowboy Philosophy:</strong> "Life is simpler when you plow around the stump."<br/><br/> About This Wine: We branded this stock with our Double M – a 50/50 blend of Malbec and Merlot. With aromas of blueberry and black tea, and bright flavors of raspberry and fresh vanilla, this crisp, bright wine will linger on your palette and be marked in your memory. Moderate tannins help create this very cellar worthy wine.<br/><br/> About Our Winery: At Galante Vineyards our philosophy is simple: grow the finest grapes possible and let the fruit express itself in the wine. Since all of our grapes are estate grown, each bottle of wine we produce embodies the characteristics of our unique region, exhibiting the natural flavors that are born from the land.<br/><br/> The Galante Family has a long history in the Monterey area. Owner Jack Galante's great grandfather, J.F. Devendorf, was the founder of the town of Carmel. He later built the Pine Inn and the prestigious Highlands Inn. In 1969, Jack's parents purchased a 700-acre cattle ranch in rustic Carmel Valley. While still maintaining a working cattle ranch, the Galantes, in 1983, began growing premium grapes on their property, specializing in Cabernet Sauvignon. In 1994, Jack Galante decided to build a winery and use some of his grapes to produce ultra-premium estate bottled wines. Today Galante is recognized as one of the premier Cabernet Sauvignon producers in Monterey County and all of California.<br/><br/> About Our Wine: We produce very limited quantities of Estate Bottled 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from two single vineyards, Red Rose Hill and Blackjack Pasture. Our philosophy is to grow the finest grapes possible and let them speak for themselves through the wine. Several factors influence the quality of the grapes grown at our vineyards. Due to the extreme daily temperature variations in Cachagua (upper Carmel Valley), the growing season is very long with harvest normally occurring in mid October. This long "hang time" causes the grapes to ripen slowly, intensifying their rich berry flavors. We also thin the crop to an average of two tons per acre providing a low yield of very high quality grapes. We do not use pesticides or herbicides in the vineyards and only irrigate when needed. These methods, and others, combine to produce the highest quality grapes (see Vintner).Estate Wines, Galante Vineyards, California Wines<br/><br/> Our wine label is very special to us and reflects our roots and our efforts at Galante Vineyards. The image of the label is a photograph of real leather, hand-tooled by a California saddle maker with conchos in each corner designed by a local silversmith. The artwork for Red Rose Hill and Blackjack Pasture was created by world-renowned artist, G.H. Rothe. Our vineyard names are also meaningful; Blackjack Pasture is adjacent to the field where a favorite roping horse, Blackjack, spent the last of her 36 years. Red Rose Hill rises above a field of crimson rose bushes (just a small portion of our thousands of rose bushes), and Rancho Galante celebrates our beginnings as a cattle ranch, known as "Rancho Galante". Even our back labels incorporate our cowboy image by including a special "Cowboy Philosophy" hand picked by owner Jack Galante.<br/><br/> Technical Analysis: <strong>Brix at Harvest:</strong> 23.9<br/><br/> <strong>Total Acid:</strong> 0.72<br/><br/> <strong>pH:</strong> 3.24<br/><br/> <strong>Alcohol:</strong> 13.1%<br/><br/> <strong>Harvest Date:</strong> 10/1-10/12<br/><br/> <strong>Aged:</strong> French Oak<br/><br/>

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