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Galerie is the tale of two valleys expressed through the wines of two varieties – Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Napa Valley and Knights Valley are separated by a county line and by Mt. Saint Helena that towers above them. While Napa Valley is known worldwide, the Knights Valley AVA remains relatively undiscovered. It is located in northeastern Sonoma County, just across Napa Valley’s northern border. It is warmer than the rest of Sonoma, but cooler than Napa Valley.
Winemaker Laura Díaz Muñoz vinifies the wines in exactly the same way, bringing these two growing regions to life by allowing the natural differences in fruit character to express themselves in the glass. The Sauvignon Blancs are aged sur lie in 50% neutral French oak barrels and 50% stainless steel tanks. The wine is stirred three times per week in barrel and two times per week in tank to develop complex mouthfeel.
In the slightly cooler climate of Knights Valley, the wines are more elegant, with wonderful minerality, while the wines from Napa Valley express more fruit concentration. It’s a beautiful way to compare and contrast the distinctive terroir of two extraordinary winegrowing regions.