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Gargiulo Vineyards

Gargiulo Vineyards Jeff Gargiulo has been in the business of farming his entire life. For Gargiulo, becoming a vintner was a synthesis of a lifetime of accumulated agricultural knowledge and a passion for wine. He and his wife, Valerie, purchased their first Oakville vineyard, Money Road Ranch, in 1992 and after two years of top to bottom re-engineering, re-planted it in 1994. An acclaimed merlot property in the valley for over twenty years, 35 of Money Road Ranch's 40 acres were re-planted to merlot (3 different rootstocks and 3 different clones) and the remaining five were split between Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese and Pinot Grigio. The first commercial release off Money Road Ranch was 2000 Money Road Ranch Merlot. In 2000 Jeff and Valerie Gargiulo purchased 9 additional acres in Oakville at 575 Oakville Crossroad. This vineyard, named 575 OVX (Oakville Crossroad) is situated on the eastern side of Oakville; sandwiched between Rudd and Screaming Eagle. In the spring of 2001 Gargiulo re-planted 575 OVX to Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petite Verdot. It is one of the only south facing sloped vineyards in Oakville. Fall 2004 marked the first harvest off of 575 OVX and in May 2005 the Gargiulo's begin construction on a state-of-the-art winery. Money Road Ranch and 575 OVX were re-planted utilizing the most recent advances in vineyard development including; soil drainage, vine spacing, trellising, and rootstock/clone selection criteria. Sustainable farming practices are employed, including no-till soil management, and deficit irrigation. Thanks to Valerie Gargiulo's aunt and uncle, Bernard and Belle Rhodes, legendary viticulturalist Laurie Wood became part of the team. He manages both properties.

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575 Oakville Cross Road, Napa, CA, US, 94558 Email: sharon@gargiulovineyards.com
Phone: 707-944-2770 Web: www.gargiulovineyards.com
Fax: 707-944-2780
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  2004 Pinot Grigio
Single estate vineyard, Money Road Ranch; Oakville, Napa Valley. 100% Stainless Steel fermentation. Produced from a once acre block, the 2004 Gargiulo Vineyards' Pinot Grigio is bright and forward with good structure and a long crisp finish. A pale yellow-gold, it has complex aromatics of a spiced pear tart, lime zest and quince, which are complimented by tropical fruit undertones. On the palate the flavors are fresh, full and vibrant. With only 280 cases produced, it was hard for us to release this wine to anyone but friends and family.
  2004 Rosato di Sangiovese
Single estate vineyard, Money Road Ranch; Oakville, Napa Valley. 100% Sangiovese. The 2004 Rosato di Sangiovese is a medium, salmon-pink color that recalls the pink wines found throughout the Mediterranean region. The mouth feel is lush and broad, with flavors of a fresh fruit salad, rose hips, dried orange peel and mint, giving way to an invitingly soft and lingering finish. This is only second to our Cabernet for the rate at which we sell out.
  Aprile Super Oakville Blend
Single estate vineyard, Money Road Ranch; Oakville, Napa Valley. 96% Sangiovese, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon.
  Money Road Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon
Single estate vineyard, Money Road Ranch; Oakville, Napa Valley. 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot.
  Money Road Ranch Merlot
Single estate vineyard, Money Road Ranch; Oakville, Napa Valley. 90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon.

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