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2016 Gargiulo Vineyards Money Road Ranch Merlot

ITEM 7984452 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar

Bidder Amount Total
chrma7 $60 $60 OT
weserin82 $59 $0
KevinR $52 $0
$50
Item Sold Amount Date
I7984530 1 $58 Oct 24, 2021
I7984452 1 $60 Oct 24, 2021
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RATINGS

90Vinous / IWC

...Pliant, supple and easygoing. Ripe red cherry, plum lavender and gentle spice notes flesh out in this plump...

PRODUCER

Gargiulo Vineyards

Gargiulo Vineyards is in Oakville, in Napa Valley. It was founded by Jeff Gargiulo, a farmer, and his wife Valerie. They purchased a vineyard in Oakville in 1992, and another in 1999. Today they make several red wines from their two vineyards. They produce Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese and Cab blends, and a Bordeaux-style blend.

REGION

United States, California, Napa Valley, Oakville

Oakville AVA is one of the two or three most prestigious appellations in the United States. Located in the heart of Napa Valley, its 5,000 vineyard acres produce some of the world’s most acclaimed Cabernet Sauvignon, including such California “cult” Cabs as Screaming Eagle and Harlan Estate. Before those boutique producers rose to fame in the 1990s, Oakville was already renowned as home to Robert Mondavi, Opus One and Groth Vineyards, among others. Along with the famous wineries, there are premier vineyards in this AVA, including Martha’s Vineyard and To Kalon Vineyard. To Kalon was first planted in 1868 by H.W. Crabb, one of California’s first viticultural researchers, and he named the vineyard after the ancient Greek phrase for “most beautiful.” Though many grapes can be successfully grown in Oakville, Cabernet Sauvignon is king. Merlot and Chardonnay are also frequently planted. Oakville Cabs are prized for their richness, complexity and weight. Oakville was designated as an AVA in 1993.

TYPE

Red Wine, Merlot

The Merlot grape is such a deep blue that it is named for the blackbird. It’s an early ripening grape and one of the primary varietals used In Bordeaux. Merlot is also grown in the "International style," which is harvested later to bring out more tannins and body.