WINEMAKER(S)
Laura Díaz Muñoz

2018 AUCTION LOT NO. 38

Sonoma County Barrel Auction
GALERIE
A Timeless Work of Art

Cabernet Sauvignon
Kellogg Vineyard
Knights Valley
2016
5 CASES PRODUCED
Sonoma County

ABOUT THE WINE

With the Galerie collection, Winemaker Laura Díaz Muñoz aims to create wines that are complex, balanced with bright fruit and compelling textures. Drawing upon her expertise in both Old and New World winemaking, Muñoz uses techniques that magnify and complement the distinctive characteristics of each region and grape variety. She coaxes out the unique personality of place with every wine in the collection, animating these portraits with her thoughtful confidence, sophistication and style.

Her one-of-a-kind wine for the Barrel Auction is 100% Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon selected from Galerie’s Estate Vineyard, Kellogg. The Cabernet fruit was specifically sourced from one of the winemaker’s favorite blocks located at 900 feet elevation.

In the glass, you will find a pour that’s dark ruby in color with aromas that exhibit minerality at first, with graphite, smashed rocks, and some mocha and cedar notes from the oak. On the palate, the wine fills your mouth with flavors of wild berries and white chocolate, mocha and sweet spices. It is also full bodied with concentrated flavors and a long velvety finish. Aged in 100% French Oak and bottled unfined and unfiltered, your 100% Cabernet Sauvignon is selected exclusively for this occasion.

ESTIMATED BOTTLING DATE

August 2018

ESTIMATED SHIPPING DATE

February 2019

A winemaker dinner or store visit is offered as part of this lot. Must be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date and booked within a year of receipt.