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Gallo is now being
run by the second and third generations, most notably
grandchildren Matt & Gina who are producing and
marketing some fantastic wines.
Red Rock Winery California 2006 Reserve
Merlot is a delightful surprise! In the past, Merlot has
caused me to think it undependable but this wine is just
what you want from Merlot, fruit forward with soft
tannins providing great balance. At around $12 per
bottle, it can be your go to wine for everyday and
everything. I would serve this wine with Roast Chicken
and Roasted Potatoes with Garlic, anything on the grill,
or a hearty soup. It would also be great with a light
tomato sauced dish.
Another favorite of mine is their DaVinci
Chianti line. Gallo Wines has partnered with Cantine
Leonardo DaVinci in the town of Vinci, Italy to bring us
some of the finest Chianti’s money can buy. The
winemaker, Alberto Antonini, who had been previously
associated with Frescobaldi and Antinori is now
spearheading the Chianti movement of the 3rd Millennium
and is applying his knowledge of winemaking and his
understanding of modern science to bring us “A New World
Approach to an Old World Classic.” They also make a
Super Tuscan that blends 85% Sangiovese with Merlot and
Syrah. The three Chianti’s and Super Tuscan range from