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Gallo Family Vineyards Chardonnay Two Rock 2004

Winemaker's Notes:

Grapes for this wine were handpicked and sent whole cluster to a membrane press, bypassing the crusher to reduce the potential for bitter tannin extraction. A press cut was taken at 110 to 140 gallons/ton to increase elegance and to allow the classic Russian River Valley chardonnay varietal character to shine through. The juice was 100% barrel fermented for 3-4 weeks then barrel aged in new French oak for an average of 13 months. This wine completed malolactic fermentation and sur lie aging to impart a silky, elegant texture. The wine has the intense peach, pear, apple and melon of a great cool-climate Chardonnay, accentuated by the creaminess from the sur-lies aging along with the sweet vanilla and toastiness from the oak barrels.

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Gallo Family Vineyards:
Our Gallo Family Vineyards Estate wines are the signature of our family’s fine wine portfolio. After hand-selecting only the best grapes from our Estate vineyards, our winemakers patiently craft these wines with ultimate care, producing only a limited number of cases. Both the domestic and international wine community have consistently recognized our Estate wines as among the world’s best.
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Snooth User: colinrchorley
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4.00 5
07/15/2009

This really is sharp. Pours a pale straw with a green tint and tastes of sweet melon, apple and a very slight hint of butter but an overwhelming sharpness on initial taste which disappears slowly. A very nice bottle and ready to drink now.



Tasting Notes:

Grapes for this wine were handpicked and sent whole cluster to a membrane press, bypassing the crusher to reduce the potential for bitter tannin extraction. A press cut was taken at 110 to 140 gallons/ton to increase elegance and to allow the classic Russian River Valley chardonnay varietal character to shine through.

Grapes for this wine were handpicked and sent whole cluster to a membrane press, bypassing the crusher to reduce the potential for bitter tannin extraction. A press cut was taken at 110 to 140 gallons/ton to increase elegance and to allow the classic Russian River Valley chardonnay varietal character to shine through. The juice was 100% barrel fermented for 3-4 weeks then barrel aged in new French oak for an average of 13 months. This wine completed malolactic fermentation and sur lie aging to impart a silky, elegant texture. The wine has the intense peach, pear, apple and melon of a great cool-climate Chardonnay, accentuated by the creaminess from the sur-lies aging along with the sweet vanilla and toastiness from the oak barrels.

Notes: New French Oak

Wine Specs:

Sugar: 0.23 grams per liter Total Acidity: 0.61 grams per liter

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