ITEM 8555437 - Purchased by WineBid.com at the annual Premiere Napa Valley auction; Removed directly from the winery; Each bottle is numbered and signed by the winemaker; Offered exclusively to WineBid.com customers; Only 60 bottles produced.
Classic traits of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon with vibrancy meant for long-term aging...nuanced silky tannins, rose petal, and mandarin signatures so present on this beautiful site (Oakville Ranch Vineyard)
Gallica is an artisanal winemaking project founded, owned and operated by Rosemary Cakebread, one of Napa Valley’s most admired winemakers. Cakebread started her career at Inglenook, then worked briefly in Bordeaux before spending 16 years as winemaker and consulting winemaker at Spottswoode Estate Vineyard. In 2007 she offered her first vintage of Gallica, a Cabernet Sauvignon blended with small amounts of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Cakebread sources her grapes from growers committed to organic farming and sustainable practices. Gallica refers to the botanical name rosa gallica, a family of sturdy roses admired since antiquity for their fragrance and medicinal qualities. Cakebread also produces Suzuri, a Rhone style blend of Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah Noir and Viognier. Wine Advocate’s reviewer has rated Gallica in the mid-90s and called it “one of my favorite emerging wineries.”
Auction 18, Lot 96