Horizon Tasting

My winery ‘hit of the day’ was Galante Vineyards. My first entrance into Jack Galante’s wines was the ’96 Blackjack, which I loved at the time. Jack was pouring five wines, including his first release of Pinot Noir, truly my-Burgundian in style. This was my hit-surprise of all of the wines I tasted and I recommend buying by the case. Another surprise was Prager. The Gruner Veltliners were the two best I have tasted to date (the most expensive, as well). A ‘GTR’ stamp on the head of Horizon is deserved! A great tasting!

I tasted the following:
Cabernet Sauvignon
’02 Altamura Cab Sauv $72 (retail) B+ (grade) -37 (worth retail?) 082405 (tasted)
’99 Tom Eddy Cab Sauv $92 A- -52
’00 Tom Eddy Cab Sauv $70 A- -35
’02 Marston Cab Sauv $88 B+ -58
’02 Ristow Cab Sauv $64 B -35
’02 Dashe Cab Sauv Alex Vlt $41 B- -32
’01 Galante Cab Sauv Rancho $22 A- +5 ***
’01 Galante Cab Sauv Red Rose Hill $32 B+ -18
’02 Galante Cab Sauv Blackjack Pasture $64 A -14 ***
’02 Livingston-Moffett Gemstone $88 B+ -64
’02 Long Cab Sauv $64 B- -42
’02 Honig Cab Sauv Bartolucci $82 A- -47

Pinot Noir
’03 Galante Pinot Noir $32 A +28 ****
’03 Moillard Bourgogne Tradition Rouge $20 B -7
’03 Moillard Savigny Beaune $26 B- -13

Rhone-Style
’03 Moillard CDR Les Violettes $10 B+ +4 **
’02 Moillard CDR Les Violettes $10 C -1

Zinfandel
’03 Turley Zin Juveniles $23 A- +5
’03 Turley Zin Old Vines $28 B+ -6
’03 Turley Zin Dusi $47 A +3 ***
’03 Dashe Zin Dry Ck $24 B -14
’02 Dashe Zin Todd Bros $31 B+ -15

Other Reds
’01 Dom Serene Syrah Rockblock Del Rio $44 A- -15
’02 Galante Merlot $38 A = ****
’01 Sinskey Cab Franc $41 B -23

French/Austrian Whites
’04 Prager Gruner Veltliner Federspiel $34 A- -13
’04 Prager Gruner Veltliner Smaragd $46 A -23
’04 Loimer Gruner Veltliner “Lois” $14 B -1
’04 Moillard Sauvignon Hugues Just $12 B+ +6 **
’04 Moillard Bourgogne Tradition blanc $18 B+ -5
’04 Moillard Rully $22 B+ -2 ***
’04 Moillard Pouilly Fuisse Dom Greffet $26 A- +4 **
’02 Ch. Landonnet Entre Deux Mers Blanc $10 B +2 ***
’03 Ch. Graves d’Arzac Blanc $12 B- -2
’04 Tortoise Creek Chard/Viognier $8 B +3 *
’04 Tortoise Creek Rose $8 C =

Italian Whites
’04 Cantina de Taburno Falanghina $18 A- +4 ***
’03 Tamellini Soave $14 B +1 *
’03 Ca dei Frati Lugana Frati $10 B- = *
’04 Cavalchina Bianoc di Custoza $15 B- -4
‘nv Nino Franco Prosecco Rustico $18 A- +3 ***

U.S./Australia Whites
’03 Turley White Coat $39 B+ -13
’03 Torbreck Woodcutter’s Semillon $16 A- -2 **
’05 Kilikanoon Riesling Mort’s Black $16 A +6 ***
’04 Koura Bay Sauv Blanc $17 B+ =
’04 Yalumba Y Viognier $12 B- -1
’04 Voss Sauv Blanc $21 A +5 ****
’03 Redbank Paddock Chard $11 C+ -1

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~ by GoodTasteReport on June 2, 2006.

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