Galerie 2013 Latro Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
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91 Points, Robert M. Parker, Jr., The Wine Advocate, October 2015.
Latro takes its name from the Latin word for “hunter,” a reference to Knights Valley’s history as a private hunting reserve before the development of vineyards in the area. Hard, inhospitable mountain soils restrict root development, which creates smaller berries and lower yields that bring distinctively mineral notes to this 100 percent Cabernet Sauvignon. The darkly handsome result is a charismatic and versatile wine with instant, irresistible appeal.
"The 2013 Galerie Knights Valley Latro Cabernet shows a dense purple color, almost opaque. Notes of ripe dark fruit, plum, juicy blackberries and dark chocolate introduce a nose that as it opens shows the signature of Knights Valley, mineral notes, graphite, truffles and wild herbs. The 2013 Latro has a rich midpalate, voluptuous ripe fruit flavors with muscular tannins promising a long life."
- Winemaker Laura Díaz Muñoz
Galerie is a collection of wines devoted to showcasing two of California's foremost wine-growing regions – Napa Valley and Knights Valley. Winemaker Laura Díaz Muñoz brings these growing regions to life by vinifying the wines in exactly the same way, allowing the natural difference in the fruit characteristics to express themselves in the glass.
Vineyard: Kellogg Estate Vineyard
Winemaking: 29 days of skin contact (cold soak for 3 days to improve color, flavor and tannin extraction).
100% basket pressed. Malolactic Fermentation in barrels, with native bacteria.
Barrel Aging: 20 months in 64% new French oak
Alcohol: 14.5 %
Winemaker: Laura Díaz Muñoz
Cases Produced: 1580 cases