New! "Wine of the Week" $5.00 Tasting & Credit
An introductory message from Al Buchanan, owner and proprietor:
“New Wine of the Week” is an important new section in our newsletter. Its purpose is to showcase, each week, a single noteworthy wine that we recently added to our collection. While the wines showcased in this “New Wine of the Week” section are not “economy” wines (we have those, also!), they squarely meet our demanding criteria for quality and value
This weekend you will have the opportunity to taste it before you buy! Try a 2-ounce tasting for $5 and put the $5 toward your bottle purchase of the wine! Come early, samples are limited! *
The “Wine of the Week” is Galerie Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma, California.
Galerie, Cabernet Sauvignon, Knights Valley, Sonoma, California, 2012 - $52.99
Latro takes its name from the Latin word for “hunter,” a reference to Knights Valley’s history as a private hunting reserve before the development of vineyards in the area. Hard, inhospitable mountain soils restrict root development, which creates smaller berries and lower yields that bring distinctively mineral notes to this 100 percent Cabernet Sauvignon. The darkly handsome result is a charismatic and versatile wine with instant, irresistible appeal. “Dense, rich red fruit belies an elegant wine that finds balance despite the concentration of vanilla and berry. Soft, approachable and integrated tannin and oak let the whole exist as one, instead of separate parts. This shows off the appellation's mountain fruit and rocky minerality.” Wine Enthusiast 91 points
Galerie is the first solo exhibition for Winemaker Laura Díaz Muñoz, whose sophisticated style and vibrant personality shine through each of the wines. The name “Galerie” honors the winemaker’s role as an artist and highlights the expressive nature of Laura’s work. She embraces New World priorities of making wine approachable, but also borrows classic European winemaking techniques to create the complexity and finesse that have become her signature.
Each label in the Galerie collection exhibits a different section of a luminous grapevine watercolor by Malia Pettit, highlighting the individuality of each wine as well as their shared parentage. Using her breath to render the vine’s branches, the artist blew the paint to move it across the page. She punctuated the delicate vine shoots with individual droplets of paint that spattered naturally with their own momentum. This elegant incorporation of physical and human intention captures the essence of Galerie—each label a distinctive expression of nature and the artist’s technique.
*Sample bottle tastings are limited. First come, first served. Quantities of this outstanding wine are very limited and may not be available for very long at this price.