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A Gallo trio

  • Gallo Sonoma County Chardonnay 2000
  • Gallo Laguna Ranch Chardonnay 2000
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Gallo Sonoma County Chardonnay 2000
$19.95
Five years ago I voted this wine my "Wine of the Year"as the best value for the quality. It's gone up $3 since then, but it's still tops on the price-for-quality scale. Straw colour; the nose is showing that note of a maturing Chardonnay – a barnyard scent – which is Nirvana for lovers of white Burgundy. Full-bodied on the palate, it has a rich mouth-filling flavour of mango and caramel with fresh, balancing acidity and good length.
Food match: salmon tartar, Camembert

Gallo Laguna Ranch Chardonnay 2000
($34.95, Vintages April release)
This single-vineyard Chardonnay is more complex. Deeply coloured with a high-toned bouquet of ripe pineapple and spicy oak, it fills the mouth with a concentrated pineapple flavour with lively acidity that lingers to a buttery, caramel finish.
Food match: pan-seared scallops, broiled lobster

Rancho Zabaco Zinfandel 2001
$19.95
The winemaker for this Gallo label Zin is engagingly named Eric Cinnamon. The fruit comes from Sonoma vineyards. Aged for 4 months in American oak, the wine is a rich purple colour with a nose of plums, vanilla and a note of mint. Full-bodied with clean, elegant lines, the flavours of plum and black cherry are carried by the zippy acidity.
Food match: duck cassoulet, tomato-based pasta sauces

 

 

 

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