Grape(s): Cabernet Sauvignon
Localization: Napa Valley, California, USA
Tasting Notes: The 2016 Galerie Napa Valley Plenair Cabernet Sauvignon is a dark purple wine with notes of cassis and black fruit with a beautiful floral character. Full palate with elegant round tannins and a long finish.
96 points Jeb Dunnuck: "Made by Laura Diaz (formerly at Lokoya) and coming mostly from valley floor fruit, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Pleinair is a sexy, flamboyant beauty that boasts a deep purple color, a huge nose of cassis and blueberry fruits, a complex floral character, full-body, and a pure, elegant, yet pleasure-bent style that’s already a joy to drink. Drink: Now-2038.
The Domain: Galerie is a collection of wines, crafted by Winemaker Gianna Kelly, to explore the unique contrasts of Napa Valley and Knights Valley.
Gianna grew up in Sonoma County, where she was introduced to wine at an early age—sitting on her father’s knee as he made wine list selections for their family restaurant. It was during her time as an enologist that she fell in love with Bordeaux varieties and honed her winemaking skills by working with Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc. Gianna became the head winemaker for Galerie wines in 2019, where she focuses exclusively on these varietals from the incredible Napa Valley and Knights Valley regions.
“Making Galerie wines gives me the chance to unite my passion for Bordeaux varieties with my curiosity for the way different vineyard sites express their own unique personalities.” - Gianna Kelly