Terravant, who crafted our Gallery Row selection, is one of those "wineries" that no one's ever heard of, yet they are one of the largest wine producers in the state.
However, they don't produce wine under the Terravant label. They either produce wines for others in their $30 million facility in Buellton, California or occasionally craft a specific brand when they find something unusually good. That's how Gallery Row came to us.
Terravant owns vineyards and has vineyard contacts all over the state and other countries, making them a force to be reckoned with anywhere in the world. In spite of their size, quality is their first concern. It has to be or they wouldn't be as successful as they are.
The grapes for our selection were sourced from various premium vineyards along the Central Coast including Paso Robles and the Santa Ynez Valley.
Technically, every varietal that is made is a blend. That blend may be all the grapes being the same varietal or even coming from the same source. But all grapes are not the same. Vines in one part of the vineyard may produce slightly different wines than another. Knowing those differences and blending accordingly is what makes the difference between simple wines and great ones.
This blend was crafted to accentuate the bold, ripe flavors of black cherry and plum. It is full-bodied, with sweet tannins, spice, complex fruit essences and a lingering finish.