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GALLEGOS WINES Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands

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WHY WE LOVE IT: 

  • Big bold jammy Pinot for a change
  • Santa Lucia Highlands in Monterey County
  • 3rd Generation Mexican American grape growers

WHAT WE TASTED: Rich and layered flavors of ripe, red fruits are beautifully balanced with fresh acidity. Aromas of strawberry, rhubarb pie, cranberry, and cherry. Velvety tannins deliver a lovely, full bodied wine with a smooth, silky finish.

 AVA DESIGNATED: Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey County

WHAT WE PAIRED:

  • Baked portobellos stuffed with fennel sausage, herbed breadcrumbs
  • Roasted lamb shanks, summer gremolata, mascarpone polenta
  • Five spice roasted duck, homemade plum sauce, basmatti rice

PERSONALITY: Third Generation Mexican American grape growers now making delicious wine.  The vineyard is a combination of superior clones, rocky well-drained soils, meticulous viticulture practices, foggy mornings and sunny afternoons moderated by cooling evening breezes. 

TECHNICAL:

  • Barrel aged in aged French oak 25% new, 75% neutral
  • Vineyard designated and grown by the famed Boekenoogen Vineyards
  • 200 cases, award winner