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Galleron Signature Wines

Galleron Signature Wines Gary Galleron had no choice, he was born with Rutherford dust under his fingernails and Cabernet Sauvignon in his veins. Gary grew up playing in the vineyards on the street which bears his family name, Galleron Road . His grandparents, French immigrants, Angele & Virgile Galleron, settled in the Napa Valley in 1918 and began the winegrowing legacy that Gary maintains today. Gary knows Rutherford dust, he has worked on his family's grape ranch in Rutherford since birth, learning every aspect of the wine industry, literally from the ground up. Gary never learned to rollerskate - he was too busy picking grapes or pruning vines or lighting smudge pots. Gary first began experimenting with home winemaking while in high school and went on to graduate from California State University, Fresno with a degree in viticulture and enology in 1976. That same year, Gary started up the winemaking ladder at Chateau Montelena under the guidance of Mike Grgich. Eager to test his newly acquired winemaking skills, Gary made Late Harvest Riesling in stainless steel drums in his garage and entered it in the "Napa Valley Home Winemakers Association" competition at the local Calistoga Fair. Gary not only won 1st prize but also captured the top honor, "Best of Show." On July 2, 1979 the headline in the local paper read, "Galleron. . . Takes Wine Awards". Since then, Gary has gone on to produce world-class, award-winning wines for the most prestigious names in the Napa Valley including Whitehall Lane, Grace Family, Hartwell, Vineyard 29, Del Dotto, Seavey, S. Anderson, Chateau Montelena, William Harrison Vineyards and Mario Perelli-Minetti Winery. In 1993, Gary first established his own brand, GALLERON , in conjunction with Whitehall Lane Winery. Since that time Gary has created his own company called, "Galleron Signature Wines" and continues to handcraft small quantities of ultra-premium wines under the GALLERON label. Gary's passion for creating spectacular wines from a wide variety of fruit has led him to seek out the best grapes from the finest vineyards in the Napa Valley. Each GALLERON wine is 100% vineyard designated and beautifully expresses the diverse characteristics of the unique Napa Valley terrain. Gary's wines are the purest expression of his artistic vision and personal passion for winemaking. Gary Galleron is a hands-on artisan who is considered to be one of the Napa Valley's most respected winemakers and native sons. In the competitive climate of the Napa Valley wine industry, Gary Galleron is an example of modest integrity; someone who has earned his reputation as an acclaimed winemaker through his own hard work, perseverance and talent.

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P.O. Box 2, Rutherford, CA, US, 94573 Email: gary@galleronwines.com
Phone: 707-265-6552 Web: www.galleronwines.com
Fax: 707-265-6559
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  CABERNET SAUVIGNON, NAPA VALLEY
This Cabernet is packed with 100% valley floor fruit. Full-bodied and replete with vibrant aromas of rich, ripe fruit spiced with black pepper and smoky oak. Smooth, polished tannins beautifully frame complex layers of dark, rich valley floor fruit. Luscious waves of blackberry, cherry, berry, cassis, cedar wood and vanilla oak wash over the palate, and ultimately peak in a long, seductive finish. This outstanding Cabernet is exceptionally engaging now, but will continue to gain depth and complexity over time.
  GALLERON AVES ZINFANDEL, NAPA VALLEY
Deep purple in color, this wine's intense black cherry and raspberry fruit tumble right out of the glass onto your palate. Spicy notes of cinnamon and nutmeg accentuate the bold fruit flavors. This medium / full-bodied Zinfandel is forward and smooth with integrated tannins that harmoniously blend with the velvety mouth-feel and enduring finish.
  GALLERON AVES ZINFANDEL, NAPA VALLEY
Deep purple in color, this wine's intense black cherry and raspberry fruit tumble right out of the glass onto your palate. Spicy notes of cinnamon and nutmeg accentuate the bold fruit flavors. This medium / full-bodied Zinfandel is forward and smooth with integrated tannins that harmoniously blend with the velvety mouth-feel and enduring finish.
  GALLERON BRANHAM ROCKPILE ZINFANDEL, SONOMA COUNTY
Vibrant red in color, this big, chewy, brambly-berry wine reflects its mountainous terroir. The vines are spring fed from an underground stream creating pure fruit flavors of raspberry, cherry and strawberry in the wine that ring-out like a bell. This Zinfandel is so structured it begs to be decanted for early enjoyment. A wine with such an elegant balance of tannin and acidity that it pairs beautifully with food..
  GALLERON BRANHAM ROCKPILE ZINFANDEL, SONOMA COUNTY
Vibrant red in color, this big, chewy, brambly-berry wine reflects its mountain-ous terroir. The vines are spring fed from an underground stream creating pure fruit flavors of raspberry, cherry and strawberry in the wine that ring-out like a bell. This Zinfandel is so structured it begs to be decanted for early enjoyment. A wine with such tremendous balance of tannin and acidity that it will peak in 4-7 years.
  GALLERON HANNA PINOT NOIR, NAPA VALLEY
Wrapped in a robe of deep garnet, this medium-bodied wine opens with an exuberant nose of violets and perfume. A touch of earth and eucalyptus further power the wine’s complexity as it glides over the palate with sweet strawberry and tangy cherry fruit. The Hanna Pinot Noir is elegant and balanced with subtle oak, a firm structure and beautifully integrated tannins.
  GALLERON JAEGER MERLOT
Deep purple velvet in color with a voluptuous nose of fresh picked plums, red raspberries, blackberries, allspice and toasty oak. Succulent flavors brimming with highly extracted fruit remain true to the seductive aromas found in the nose. This wine is deep and amply endowed with dark, rich, ripe fruit. It’s impeccable structure, perfect balance and supple mouth-feel makes it a standout in the Galleron portfolio.
  GALLERON JAEGER MERLOT, NAPA VALLEY
Big and lush with a nose of roasted game and smoked bacon, this wine explodes onto the palate with a freight car full of blackberries, licorice, robust coffee bean and mocha crème. Reminiscent of a young Bordeaux, its impeccable structure, perfect balance, soft yet penetrating mouthfeel, makes this wine a stand-out in the Galleron portfolio. Inviting and approachable now, the Jaeger Merlot will ultimately last 10-15 years.
  GALLERON MORISOLI CABERNET
Gloriously aromatic with sublime aromas that leap from the glass. An intensely beautiful bouquet of black plums, dark exotic spices, roses and deep black fruit engulf the senses. The first sip reveals the massive proportions of this voluptuous Cabernet. A big, soft mouthful of crushed blackberries, dark cherries and sweet oak, linger and seduce the palate. Bursting with rich valley floor fruit, this Cabernet is intensely pleasurable now but will continue to evolve with bottle age.
  GALLERON MORISOLI CABERNET SAUVIGNON, NAPA VALLEY
Gloriously aromatic with sublime aromas that leap from the glass: crushed blackberries, exotic dark spices, roses and deep black fruit engulf the senses. The first sip reveals the massive proportions of this lush Cabernet. Classic characteristics of cassis, black cherry and black raspberry seduce and linger on the palate. Bursting with rich valley floor fruit, this blockbuster Cabernet is intensely pleasurable now, but will continue to evolve for 12-16 years.
  GALLERON RAMON CABERNET SAUVIGNON, NAPA VALLEY
A rare offering with just 49 cases made, this wine is deep purple, nearly black in color. Rich aromas of dark pitted fruit: black cherry, blackberry, black pepper, plums and humidor tobacco greet the nose. The fruit is forward and bright on the palate. The tannins are beautifully integrated creating a wine that is impeccably structured to ensure ageability for those who can resist the temptation to drink it now
  GALLERON TAPLIN CABERNET SAUVIGNON, NAPA VALLEY
Deep purple velvet in color, with a dusty nose of earth and graphite, this Cabernet is exceptional in its purity of fruit. Black raspberry, cherry, berry, all spice, cloves, marzipan and vanilla oak are beautifully integrated, creating a masterwork of wine that is at once elegant and intense. Amazingly drinkable on the palate and impeccably balanced, this wine will gain additional complexity with 3 to 5 years of bottle age, but will last 20 years or more.
  GALLERON TRIO CHARDONNAY
The color of golden light, this wine was 100% barrel fermented with no malolactic. Bright, fragrant aromas of pineapple, pear, apple and honeysuckle rise up from the glass. The flavors of tropical fruit, apple, cinnamon and vanilla are rich and flavorful followed by a smooth, creamy, fruity finish. The citrusy acidity gives this wine backbone which makes it a perfect companion for an elegant meal.
  GALLERON TRIO CHARDONNAY , NAPA VALLEY
The color of golden light, this wine was 100% barrel fermented with no malolactic. Bright, fragrant aromas of pineapple, pear, apple and honeysuckle rise up from the glass. The flavors of tropical fruit, apple, cinnamon and vanilla are rich and flavorful followed by a smooth, creamy, fruity finish. The citrusy acidity gives this wine backbone which makes it a perfect companion for an elegant meal.
  GALLERON ZINFANDEL BRANHAM ROCKPILE, SONOMA COUNTY
Vibrant red in color, this big, chewy, brambly-berry wine reflects its mountainous terroir. The vines are spring fed from an underground stream creating pure fruit flavors of raspberry, cherry and strawberry in the wine that ring-out like a bell. This Zinfandel is so structured that it begs to be decanted for early enjoyment. A wine with such tremendous balance of tannin and acidity that it pairs beautifully with food.
  Priest Ranch Chenin Blanc
The grapes for this stunning Chenin Blanc were whole cluster pressed and fermented in new Hungarian Oak and aged sur lies for nine months. Golden, almost amber-like in color with a veil of smoky oak, this beautiful wine unfolds into an elegant show of honey, melon, apple and spice. Smooth and rich in texture with perfect balance, this wine is dry, nutty and spicy, with a strikingly clean finish marked by a lively acidity.

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