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Vineyard: Dr. Maurice Galante

OwnerDr. Maurice Galante
AppellationRussian River Valley
StorySan Francisco-based surgeon, UCSF Professor Emeritus bought an apple orchard on Cherry Ridge Rd near Occidental in the Green Valley in the mid 1980s and ten years later was planted by the Dutton Family
AspectSunny eastern slope
SoilsShallow
VarietiesPinot Noir
Clones113, 114, 667, 777, Pommard
ManagersDutton Ranch

Wineries sourcing from this vineyard

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2009 Bailiwick Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., pH 3.58, TA 0.64, 225 cases, $36. 57% Maurice Galante Vineyard located in the Green Valley of Russian River Valley and 43% O’Neel Vineyard situated in the Santa Rosa plain. Clones are 115, 777 and Pommard. Aged 17 months in 20% new French oak barrels. · Moderately light reddish-purple hue in the glass. Enticing aromas of dark red cherries, berry jam on toast and wooded forest. Medium-weighted flavors of fresh cherries, cola, and leaf framed by soft tannins and bright acidity, finishing with some persistence on the pleasing finish. Not impressive on the attack, but leaves a good impression. Good (+). Reviewed November 2, 2011 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2003 Freeman Akiko’s Cuvée Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

140 cases. 86% Meredith Estate, 7% Thomas Road, and 7% Galante. Aged 11 months in 50% new French oak barrels. · Moderately dark reddish-purple color in the glass. Less aromatic than the 2002 vintage, offering shy aromas of dark cherries and berries and spice. Very flavorful, yet light on its feet, featuring discreetly concentrated flavors of blackberries, Bing cherries and black currants. A stylish wine with an earthy bent, fully integrated tannins, and a touch of heat on the fruitdriven finish. Drink or hold short-term. Score: 89. Reviewed September 5, 2013 WINERY » ARTICLE »