There are loads of kickass female winemakers (though we do just like to call them winemakers) around the globe and as we enter International Women’s Month (hi, March!), we would like to thank them for their amazing contributions to the industry.
Today’s wine is crafted by Rosemary Cakebread who has had a quietly excellent career in the Napa Valley for over 30 vintages, 16 years of which were spent at Spottswoode (her hubby Bruce was the winemaker and still is an owner over at Cakebread Cellars). She launched Gallica in 2007 with the goal of exploring interesting varieties from acclaimed sites with a focus on organic and sustainable growing practices.
In this mind-bogglingly, classically styled Syrah from the celebrated Soberanes Vineyard in Monterey’s Santa Lucia Highlands, we get a wine that’s packed with those earthy, gamey notes surrounded by rich blue fruits, black plum, smoke, spice and hints of wildflowers. There’s a lot to love and as Vinous said in their 93pt score, "There is no shortage of personality here.”
Savory with plenty of cellaring life left to enjoy, at over 50% off, this is a kickass wine you need to taste. There’s not a lot to go around, so we highly recommend getting a few bottles. Complimentary shipping on 4 bottles, $116 for a 4-pack!