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April 14, 2015 | Jack Galante

Galante Gazette-April 2015


Bulls Eye Red – A High Wine

We have long be thinking of making a Port style wine and in 2013 we took on the challenge.  Now, after two years of aging we are thrilled to announce the release of our inaugural 2013 Bulls Eye Red ($38/btl). This delicious desert wine combines ripe Cabernet and Petite Sirah grapes, fortified by high proof wine spirits, to create a smooth, elegant nectar with flavors of ripe cassis, blackberry, vanilla, honey and a hint of toasted nuts. Serve with a platter of cheese after dinner or perhaps a decadent chocolate fondant. Of course, a glass of Bulls Eye with a fine cigar can’t be beat! Only 85 cases of 500ml bottles of this wine were produced so ORDER soon!

Blackjack is Back!

I know – it has been a long wait, but we have finally released our new 2012 Blackjack Pasture Cabernet Sauvignon ($55/btl). I hope you agree that it was worth the wait. 2012 was a stellar vintage, producing wines of exceptional flavor. Our Blackjack Pasture has a nose of dark berries and roasted cocoa bean and flavors of dark chocolate, blackberries and a hint of toasted oak. The tannins are rich and chewy providing a lengthy finish. While quite youthful, this wine already drinks beautifully and will only continue to improve with age, as with all our previous Blackjack Pasture Cabernets. ORDER your wine to enjoy now and for years to come!

Wine Gang Added Benefits

If you are not already a member of our illustrious Wine Gang (you poor soul), now is definitely the time to join! We have added even more benefits to membership. In addition to the great discounts, complimentary tastings, exclusive features and more, we have added Flat Rate shipping ($20/case) to our Trail Boss members and complimentary shipping (on a case or more) for our Foreman members! For a complete list of our benefits please visit our Wine Gang page on our website. You can easily sign up on-line as well. Remember – you always choose the wines you want for your two yearly wine shipments. We know you have always wanted to be in a Gang!

Wine of the Month – 2014 Wagon Wheel Sauvignon Blanc

Each month we select one wine to highlight with a very special offer. We are very happy to announce the new release of our 2014 Wagon Wheel Sauvignon Blanc – our April Wine of the Month! This beautiful wine has vibrant flavors of bright stone fruits with touches of guava and grapefruit. After spending 2 months in oak, the richness comes through creating a lingering, satisfying finish. During this month, order 6 or more bottles and shipping is included. ORDER NOW! Please note, this is an on-line exclusive offer.

Upcoming Events

Apr 18: Blackjack Release Party, Galante Tasting Room,Carmel, CA; 1-6pm

Join us to celebrate the release of our 2012 Blackjack Pasture Cabernet Sauvignon. In addition to tasting this new vintage we will also enjoy our first two Blackjack vintages – the 1994 and 1995! Extra special pricing will be offered at the event on all these wines. Tickets are $15 ($10 for Wine Gang members). RSVP to Danielle.


May 2: MCVGA Winemaker’s Celebration; Dolores St btwn Ocean & 7th, Carmel, CA; 2-5PM

Monterey Wine Country’s 23rd Annual Winemakers' Celebration will return to Carmel-by-the-Sea on May 2, 2014. Celebrating the wines and winemakers of Monterey County’s world class growing region, the event will display over 100 incredible wines. Join Galante Vineyards at this wonderful, festive event. For tickets visit MCVGA.



May 9: Galante Wine Gang Pickup Party, Galante Tasting Room, Carmel, CA; 12-6PM

For those local Wine Gang members who pick up their wines at the Tasting Room, come join us to taste the new juice, enjoy some light hors d’oevres and grab your wines. Make sure to let us know that you will be picking up your wines on May 9th so we can have them all ready for you. If you are not a member yet feel free to come by and join up!


May 26 – June 2: Winemaker Series at Talon Lodge, Sitka, Alaska

Galante Vineyards has been asked to host two Winemaker Series events at the extraordinary Talon Lodge. Each session includes a 4-night stay, 3 days of sport fishing, Gourmet Cuisine with 2 Winemaker Dinners and more. The first session is sold out but the second session has a few spaces still open. This is the most amazing culinary event in Alaska in a fabulous setting! For more information visit the Talon Lodge website or call 1-800-536-1864. Mention you are a Galante Member and receive a 10% Discount!

June 8-9: Bill Mazeroski Celebrity Golf Tournament; Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, PA

Dawn and I absolutely LOVE going to Nemacolin to hang out with our good friend and Hall of Famer Bill Mazeroski along with dozens of sports and film celebrities. The resort itself is one of the finest in the world and, whether you golf or not, this is an event not to be missed. The spa is one of the finest we have ever seen as well. If you would like to register for the tournament, here is the Registration Form. Let me know if you would like to attend whether or not you are registered for the golf and I will assist you with securing your accommodations at Galante special rates. 

Jack’s Saddlebag – Eliud on the Way to Recovery

You may have heard that Eliud, our fabulous vineyard manager and friend for the past 30 years, suffered a serious stroke several months ago. After a lengthy stay in the ICU, Eliud transferred to a rehab center for about a month and then, a few weeks ago, he returned home to continue his rehabilitation. We are happy to report that Eliud has been able to get rid of his wheelchair and is now even walking on his own with no assistance! He is truly a fighter and has no intention of staying down for long. Naturally full recovery will take a long time, but we are confident he will succeed. Shortly after Eliud’s incident, we started a fundraising effort to assist Eliud and his family during these difficult times. We are absolutely blown away by all the support the community and our winery friends have shown. We are close to achieving our fundraising goal so if you would like to make a donation please visit our You Caring site. Thanks again for all your well wishes and positive thoughts.

Jack Galante
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