2012 Gallica Suzuri Shake Ridge Ranch Red Amador

$29.95 $50.00 (-40%)
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Rosemary Cakebread’s second wine label, Gallica, is named for a French rose variety prized in perfume. Aromatics in this Grenache-based blend do justice to the name, with sweet rose-petal and cinnamon leading into the dense tiers of spiced, earthy blackberry. Syrah, Mourvedre and Viogner add interest and depth, pulling you through to the persistent, reverberating finish. Once you’ve tried it, you won’t be able to shake it. At this price, you won’t have to!

Varietal:
Red Blend
Winemaker:
Rosemary Cakebread
Vintage:
2012
Appellation:
Amador County
Vineyard:
Shake Ridge Ranch
Total Varietal Composition %:
48% Syrah Noir, 32% Grenache, 17% Mourvedre, 3% Viognier
Alcohol %:
14.5%
SKU #:
1043444
Size:
750 ml Bottle
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Vinous

The 2012 Suzuri Red Wine Shake Ridge Vineyard, Gallica's Grenache-based blend, is supple and radiant throughout. Sweet rose petal, cinnamon ad complexity to a core of red stone fruits. The aromas and flavors are striking for their purity and definition, two sure-fire signs of dedicated farming. The 2012 should drink nicely for a number of years. Today it is flat-out delicious.

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Wine Spectator

Dense and rich, with tiers of spicy, earth-laced blackberry, sage, cedar and black licorice notes. Holds focus and gains depth and persistence, firming on the finish where the flavors reverberate. Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre and Viognier. Drink now.