E & J Gallo

Dark Horse Brut Sparkling Wine

  The Dark Horse Brut Sparkling Wine is a non-vintage Chardonnay based Bubbly sourced from grapes grown in more than one California grape growing/wine-producing AVA. Dark Horse is one of E & J Gallo’s (the largest family owned winery in the US) many wine labels, here are links to our posts on  Dark Horse Double Down Red and…

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Louis M Martini Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

The Louis M Martini Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 is Cabernet blended with a bit of Petite Sirah, Petit Verdot, and Merlot sourced primarily from a vineyard in the Dry Creek Valley AVA and another in the Alexander Valley AVA of Sonoma County. Louis M Martini was founded in Sonoma in 1933, but is now one of…

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Rancho Zabaco Sonoma Heritage Vines Dry Creek Zinfandel 2014

The Rancho Zabaco Sonoma Heritage Vines Dry Creek Zinfandel 2014 is 94% Zinfandel and 6% Petite Sirah sourced from vineyards in the Dry Creek Valley AVA inside the Sonoma County AVA of Northern California. Many of you may remember Rancho Zabaco for their Dancing Bull line of wines (mainly Zinfandel), E & J Gallo split Rancho…

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Mirassou Pinot Noir 2015

The Mirassou Pinot Noir 2015 is sourced from vineyards in Sonoma County and the Lodi Delta in Northern California. Sonoma County has several well-respected Pinot Noir growing regions and while Lodi isn’t the first place you think about when talking Pinot, the Delta is filled with river valleys that funnel cool air from the San Fransisco…

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Apothic Dark Limited Release 2013

The Apothic Dark Limited Release 2013 is a blend of Petite Sirah, Teroldego and Merlot sourced from more than one California grape growing AVA, but the majority of the grapes came from the Lodi AVA  (east of Napa). The Dark is a limited edition for E & J Gallo’s hugely popular Apothic line of Red And White blends. Teroldego is…

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2012 Burlwood Cellars Merlot

The 2012 Burlwood Cellars Merlot is a $4.99 ALDI  US exclusive wine. Burlwood Cellars is one of E & J Gallo’s many labels and has been around for several years, but is now an ALDI wine, though you can find it in Canada for about $11. There is not much technical information available for the Burlwood…

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Alamos Red Blend 2012

The 2012 Alamos Red Blend is a mix of Malbec, Tempranillo and Bonarda (a grape that is thought to have originated in the Piedmont Region of Italy and is the 2nd most planted grape in Argentina) sourced from vineyards in the Lujan de Cuyo and the Valle de Uco growing areas of Mendoza in Argentina….

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Darkhorse Big Red Blend 01A

The Darkhorse Big Red Blend 01A is something that I have not come across before, a bottle of wine usually says something like California or Chile on the label, or maybe something more specific like Sonoma or Maule Valley as a source for the grapes. The Darkhorse Big Red Blend 01A is made from grapes…

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Carnivor Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

The 2011 Carnivor Cabernet Sauvignon is 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petite Sirah, 5% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc sourced from vineyards in more than one California grape growing AVA, but mainly from Lodi and the San Joaquin Valley (east of the San Francisco Bay in the Central Valley) in Northern California. Carnivor is one of…

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Redwood Creek Merlot 2011

The 2011 Redwood Creek Merlot is sourced from vineyards in more than one California grape growing AVA. In California, if less than 85% of the grapes are sourced from a single AVA, say for instance Paso Robles or Napa, the label must read California and not the more specific AVA. Red Wood Creek is one of…

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Red Rock Reserve Merlot 2010

The 2010 Red Rock Reserve Merlot is sourced from vineyards in several California grape growing AVA’s, but mainly from Sonoma, with Monterey and Napa providing most of the rest. Red Rock is one of E & J Gallo’s 60 brands of wines and spirits. Gallo has extensive vineyard holdings in Sonoma as well as other…

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Apothic Red Winemakers Blend 2011

The  Apothic Red Winemakers Blend 2011  is one of E & J Gallo’s 62 brands, it is a blend of Zinfandel, Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from vineyards located in more than one California grape growing AVA.  E & J Gallo is the largest family owned wine company in America, they are also leaders…

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2010 Bodega Elena de Mendoza Chardonnay

The 2010 Bodega Elena de Mendoza Chardonnay is one of E & J Gallo’s Argentinean wine labels (Alamos is the other), it should sell for under $10, I found it for $6.97. The grapes are sourced from vineyards in the Mendoza Region which accounts for 2/3’s of Argentina’s wines. The vineyards in Mendoza have some…

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2010 The Original Darkhorse Chardonnay

The 2010 The Original Darkhorse Chardonnay is $7.99 Trader Joe’s wine, but it does not seem to be a TJ’s exclusive and is available on the web for the same price. The Original Darkhorse is one of E & J Gallo’s 58 brands. I have high hopes for this Chardonnay, we posted the Darkhorse Cabernet…

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2010 Edna Valley Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc

The 2010 Edna Valley Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc is sourced from grapes grown in several sections of the Paragon vineyard located in the Edna Valley AVA which is inside the San Luis Obispo County AVA which in turn is part of the Central Coast AVA in California. The Edna Valley Sauvignon Blanc can be found on…

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