Ernest & Julio Gallo Twin Valley Vineyards Hearty Burgundy 1.5L
|Brand||Ernest & Julio Gallo Twin Valley Vineyards|
Wine EnthusiastThe red that helped build the House of Gallo never really went away. There's a little Pinot Noir here, mixed with Zinfandel, Sangiovese, Syrah and a couple of others. It's what it's always been, dry, balanced and totally easy, with some real full-bodied richness.
Wine AdvocateI remember this wine from my college days, and I must say I have never been disappointed by it. I suspect the blend has changed after 25 years, but it is still a grapy, berry, spicy, peppery, medium-bodied, off-dry red with surprising character and flavors for its price range. The finish is short, and the residual sugar is not totally balanced out by the wine's acidity, but this is a velvety-textured, cleanly made, dark ruby-colored wine that is mouthfilling, without any obtrusive acidity or tannin. I have tasted many wines that cost ten times more that were inferior to this blend. (Reviewed because it is one of "America's Best Selling Wines" - according to retailers and/or the trade magazine Impact.)