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The GALAXY brand was created by Anthony Terlato. The blend is made with three varietals, grown in three different appilations, and produced by three different Terlato family talented winemakers. Marisa Taylor of Rutherford Hill, Elizabeth Vianna from the Stags Leap District, and Bryan Parker uses his fruit from Dry Creek to create the red blend. Likewise, Steve Fennell from Santa Rita Hills, Elizabeth Vianna from the Stags Leap District, and Bryan Parker uses his fruit from Russian River Valley to create the White blend. After each wine is produced  the competitive camaraderie amongst the winemakers begins. Each of the varietals are tasted and various blends are made, they then taste the blends and must agree on the blend that most dignifies the concept of what Galaxy should represent grace, elegance, and power. Each year the blend varies keeping the concept as the focus.

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Brand: GALAXY
Founded:
2008
Terlato Representation:
Location:

Sonoma County

Napa Valley, California

Santa Rita Hills

Brand Capsule:
Flagship Product:
GALAXY
Price Point:

Wines:

  • GALAXY
  • GALAXY Blanc
Winemaker: Marisa Taylor, Bryan Parker, Elizabeth Vianna & Steve Fennell
Vineyard:
Ownership:

GALAXY is owned by the Terlato family and embodies the family’s dedication to producing wines of exceptional quality.

GALAXY Blanc

GALAXY Blanc

GALAXY Blanc combines the winemaking expertise behind Terlato Family Vineyards. Like the Galaxy Red, this wine is all about winemaker collaboration. This time the collaboration is between Bryan Parker, Steve Fennell and Elizabeth Vianna.  Each winemaker brings their most powerful and concentrated white wine to the blending table and vies for top billing in the blend. Steve brings his aromatic and rich Viognier from the Santa Rita Hills, Bryan brings his elegant and ageworthy Chardonnay from Russian River Valley and Elizabeth contributes a splash of bright and citrusy Sauvignon Blanc from Napa Valley

Wine Notes
Medium Straw
Intriguing aromas of stone fruit, vanilla custard, with hints of floral and honey
This blend shows lush fruit at the front pallet followed by rich, and textured mid-palate which is followed by a delicate and long finish. This wine has a magical combination of finesse and weight, which will delight your senses.
Fact Sheet
  • 50% 
    Viognier
  • 45% 
    Chardonnay
  • 5% 
    Sauvignon Blanc
Each component was barrel fermented separately and blended after six months.
Nine months total barrel ageing in French Oak.
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GALAXY Blanc

GALAXY Blanc is medium straw in color with aromas of stone fruits, honey and rich floral notes. A beautiful blend of aromatic Viognier, elegant Chardonnay and citrusy Sauvignon Blanc, it pairs well with parmesan risotto, as well as seafood, such as grilled shrimp with mango sauce or baked oysters.

Wine Notes
Lush, Elegant, Delicate
Stone Fruit, Vanilla Custard, Honey
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GALAXY

GALAXY

The GALAXY brand was created by Anthony Terlato. The blend is made with three varietals, grown in three different appilations, and produced by three different Terlato family talented winemakers. Marisa Taylor of Rutherford Hill Winery contributes the lush Napa Valley Merlot, Elizabeth Vianna the elegant Cabernet Sauvignon from Stags Leap District, and Bryan Parker adds his Dry Creek aromatic Syrah to the blend. After each wine is produced the competitive camaraderie amongst the winemakers begins. Each of the varietals are tasted and various blends are made, they then taste the blends and must agree on the blend that most dignifies the concept of what Galaxy should represent grace, elegance, and power. Each year the blend varies keeping the concept as the focus. The blend of the 2010 Galaxy is 34% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Syrah, 33% Merlot. The wines were fermented separately, blended after six months in barrel, and aged 18 months in 50% new French oak.

Wine Notes
Deep garnet
Cassis, boysenberry, and red fleshed plums with floral and white pepper undertones and a hint of sweet smoke.
Juicy with a plush mid-palate and smooth finish. The muscular structure is well integrated with judicious use of new French oak. There is great aging potential here but drinks beautifully right now.
Fact Sheet
  • 34% 
    Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 33% 
    Syrah
  • 33% 
    Merlot
Fermented separately in stainless steel tanks.
Blended after 6 months in barrel. Aged a total of 18 months in French oak, 50% new.
322
GALAXY

Deep garnet and juicy, GALAXY has a rich aroma of blackberry, red plum, savory spice and porcini mushroom with notes of white pepper and dark chocolate. The plush mid-palate is balanced with new French oak for a smooth finish.

Wine Notes
Balanced, Earthy, Rich, Structured
Blackberry, Dark Chocolate, Earth, Plum, Spice
Fact Sheet
GALAXY

GALAXY combines the winemaking expertise behind Terlato Family Vineyards with the competitive camaraderie amongst winemakers Marisa Taylor, Bryan Parker and Elizabeth Vianna. Each brings their most powerful and concentrated wine to the blending table and vies for top billing in the blend. Bryan brings his aromatic and age worthy Syrah from Sonoma County, Marissa brings her lush and sensual Merlot from Napa County and Elizabeth contributes her elegant and structured Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa County. 

Wine Notes
Deep garnet
Cassis, boysenberry, and red fleshed plums with floral and white pepper undertones and a hint of sweet smoke.
Juicy with a plush mid-palate and smooth finish. The muscular structure is well integrated with judicious use of new French oak. There is great aging potential here but drinks beautifully right now.
Fact Sheet
  • 40% 
    Syrah
  • 40% 
    Merlot
  • 20% 
    Cabernet Sauvignon
Fermented separately in stainless steel tanks.
Blended after 6 months in barrel. Aged a total of 18 months in French oak, 50% new.
300
GALAXY

GALAXY combines the winemaking expertise behind Terlato Family Vineyards with the competitive camaraderie amongst winemakers Marisa Taylor, Bryan Parker and Elizabeth Vianna. Each brings their most powerful and concentrated wine to the blending table and vies for top billing in the blend. Marisa brings her lush and sensual Merlot from Napa County, Bryan brings his aromatic and age worthy Syrah from Sonoma County and Elizabeth contributes her elegant and structured Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa County.

Wine Notes
Deep garnet
Cassis, boysenberry, and red fleshed plums with floral and white pepper undertones and a hint of sweet smoke.
Juicy with a plush mid-palate and smooth finish. The muscular structure is well integrated with judicious use of new French oak. There is great aging potential here but drinks beautifully right now.
Fact Sheet
  • 52% 
    Merlot
  • 33% 
    Syrah
  • 15% 
    Cabernet Sauvignon
Fermented separately in stainless steel tanks.
Blended after 6 months in barrel. Aged a total of 18 months in French oak, 50% new.