Limited time only!! Cork Flash Offer: 95 point Napa for $35?

Limited time only!!  Cork Flash Offer: 95 point Napa for $35?

You're going to think we've lost our corkscrews, but this is the real deal. I was skeptical about a Gallo Napa wine until I dug into the background. The Gallo Signature Series is a project by the third generation of Gallo family winemakers - Gina Gallo. She uses her favourite blocks of estate fruit in Napa - truly iconic spots!

All three sites are located in the Atlas Peak AVA. These are high elevation vineyards with increased diurnal shifts - the difference between the daytime and nighttime temperatures. An increased diurnal range helps retain acidity and freshness. This is why I prefer mountain fruit vs valley fruit (use this at your next dinner party to look like a pro).

For me, mountain fruit sources provide more earthy, garrigue flavours, bright acidity, and a 'fresh' profile. Garrigue is a French term that refers to the wild scrub that grows among many vineyards in France, a similar descriptor to mossy, earthy, herbal, and spicy.

Here's where it gets serious: the three sites are Stagecoach(!), William Hill, and Cypress Ranch. All have southwest exposures, providing full ripeness & volcanic soils - thin, rocky, and nutrient-poor spots that produce small, concentrated berries.

The 2019 vintage in Napa Valley was outstanding, as it provided slow and even ripening from the warm and dry conditions. We love the 2019's (there are few wines still available from 19). Fruit was intense and concentrated, with refined tannins and juicy acidity.

Made from 91% Cab Sauv & 9% Cab Franc (*swoon* a Bordeaux blend!) The grapes were destemmed and crushed, given a cold soak for 3-5 days (pulling out colour and flavour without over-extracting tannins). Following primary fermentation, the wine was racked into barrels for malolactic fermentation (*almost* every red wine goes through this - we're looking at you Lopez de Heredia!) and aged for 18 months in a combination of 46% new French oak barrels, 10% new American oak barrels and 44% used oak barrels.

The nose is powerful right away, with earthen bramble fruits (blackberry, cassis), baking spice (cinnamon, clove, anise, vanilla) and already showing graphite - something I personally love as a counterpoint to fruit. The palate is rich, tensioned, and bright. Acidity is high, with a full body and very balanced between the primary flavours (fruit), secondary flavours (oak and toast), and tertiary flavours (graphite, forest floor, garrigue). The finish is long, and very pleasant in the way it slowly fades off the palate. No rough edges, fully dry (1g/sugar per L, same as good Bordeaux), with 14.9% alcohol that is well integrated. The oak is also integrated (part of why bottle age is so important). This will age wonderfully for another 10 years, and is ready to drink now with an hour of decanting.

If you're a pure Burgundy drinker - this won't be your cup of tea. However, if you appreciate a well made Cabernet, with balance and finesse, this needs to find a spot in your rotation. To sweeten the pot, the agent has offered us a special sale - normally $47.99 - this is on for $34.99 until noon, Friday!

Offer notes: all prices are per bottle and include delivery, tax, and deposit - no surprise charges or hidden fees. Limited quantities available. Order via the link below or send an email to matt@corkfinewines.ca with any questions.

Napa Flash Offer Form

Lopez de Heredia Offer

 

THE WINES:

Gallo 'Signature Series' Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 - retail $47.99, your price $34.99 - in cases of 6, no minimums (you'll want to stock up on this!) - 15 cases available
95 Wine Enthusiast + *Editor's Choice*

"Plush and powerful, this gentle giant of a wine offers complexity, depth and concentration. Tempting, spicy oak accents are intimately woven with deep blueberries, dark plums and black currants on a velvety texture of soft tannins for a layered expression. Best from 2025–2035." WE

More deals from Napa:

Taken Napa Chardonnay 2020 - retail $37.99, your price $32.99 - in cases of 6, no minimums - 5 cases available
91 Wine Enthusiast
"Attractive toasty, woody, savory nuances dominate this medium-bodied wine, while it offers good Bosc pears in the background and a touch of nervy acidity for balance. A serious wine for the dinner table, at a great price." WE

Cakebread Napa Chardonnay 2021 - $79.99, your price $65.99 - in cases of 12, minimum 2 bottles - 3 cases available
93 Sara D'Amato (WSET Instructor & wine reviewer)
"An impressively refreshing vintage of this noteworthy Napa chardonnay, grown in the cooler southern reaches of Carneros. Only a very small percentage of the wine typically undergoes malolactic conversion resulting in an expression that has pep and backbone. Barrel-fermented and then matured for eight months on the lees in French oak. Features flavours of green apple peel, fresh mint, a hint of pineapple and delicate spice. Very good length. Tasted December 2022." NM

Mount Veeder Winery Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2021 - retail $76.99, your price $59.99 - 9 bottles available
91 Wine Spectator

"A polished and frankly toasty style, with a cocoa note draped over a core of plum sauce and steeped black cherry fruit flavors. Long and fine-grained through the finish, with a melted licorice element checking in along the way. For the fruit-loving crowd. Drink now through 2032." WS

Hilary Goldschmidt Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 - retail $99.99, your price $65.99 - in cases of 6, no minimums
92 Wilfred Wong, 91 Suckling
Cork Note:
This wine is built for long-term aging. It's still developing and is all fruit and oak right now. This will develop over the next 5+ years and hold through 2039
"This has ripe and smoky character with lots of dark and blue-fruit aromas, together with hints of spices and dark chocolate. Full body and a firm tannin structure. Has hints of blueberry jam on the palate, yet it’s fresh and juicy. Long, chocolatey finish. Drink or hold." JS

Ad Vivum 'Sleeping Lady Vyd' Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 - retail $324.99, your price $269.99 - in cases of 3, no minimums - 3 cases available
97+ Wine Advocate, 97 Vinous

"Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Sleeping Lady Vineyard is deep garnet-purple in color. It leaps from the glass with blackcurrant jelly, warm plums and mulberries notes plus suggestions of black raspberries, roses, tar, anise and fragrant earth. Full-bodied, the palate is very tight-knit, with firm, ripe, grainy tannins and lively acidity supporting the layers upon layers of nuances, finishing very long and wonderfully minerally. 480 cases were made. Drink 2025-2048" WA

Once orders are submitted, product quantities will be reserved. Due to the limited quantities available, products may become sold out and unavailable to order; vintages can change without notice, and are not guaranteed. To avoid disappointment, please do not delay. 

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