GALAXY
2012
2011

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. 

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Wine Notes
Color
Deep garnet
Aroma
Cassis, boysenberry, and red fleshed plums with floral and white pepper undertones and a hint of sweet smoke.
Taste
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.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2012
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
40% 
Syrah
40% 
Merlot
20% 
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation: 
Stags Leap District
Alcohol: 
14.50%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Fermented separately in stainless steel tanks.
Length/Type of Aging: 
Blended after 6 months in barrel. Aged a total of 18 months in French oak, 50% new.
Bottled Date: 
Monday, September 1, 2014
Release Date:
Friday, January 1, 2016
Cases Produced: 
300
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML

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.

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Wine Notes
Color
Deep garnet
Aroma
Cassis, boysenberry, and red fleshed plums with floral and white pepper undertones and a hint of sweet smoke.
Taste
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.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2011
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
34% 
Cabernet Sauvignon
33% 
Syrah
33% 
Merlot
Appellation: 
North Coast Cal.
Alcohol: 
14.20%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Fermented separately in stainless steel tanks.
Length/Type of Aging: 
Blended after 6 months in barrel. Aged a total of 18 months in French oak, 50% new.
Bottled Date: 
Sunday, September 1, 2013
Release Date:
Thursday, January 1, 2015
Cases Produced: 
322
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML