2017 Red Blend

Sonoma Valley, CA

  • Producer

    Gail Wines

  • What we love

    It can be quite exciting to find a special wine that’s both memorable and inexpensive. These are the wines that you want to share with your friends. The 2017 “Doris” is fresh, forward and delicious, showcasing flavors of blueberries, plums, dark chocolate and mint. Best enjoyed after a long day of work or with weekend BBQs. Enjoy!

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About this Wine

Gail Wines was founded in 2013 by brothers Dan and Patrick O’Brien. Production is small, but their wines are memorable and authentic. Each bottle is hand-numbered, all in the name of their mother Gail.

2017 was an interesting vintage for Gail Wines. Most of the fruit they harvested this year was picked just before the fires began above Napa and Sonoma Valleys. While processing the fruit in Calistoga, the winery lost power. They were forced to move the wine to a friend’s facility in Sonoma to finish fermentation. In the spring of 2018, they moved the wine again, to Santa Rosa, where they blended half of their entire 2017 production into this wine. Only 1,500 bottles (125 cases) were made.

Drink now through 2022.

  • Technical Data
  • Blend: 75% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, 5% Alicante Bouschet, 5% Zinfandel
  • Alcohol: 14.1% | pH: 3.79 | Residual Sugar: 0.4 g/L
  • Winemaking: Fermented using ambient, native yeasts then aged sur-lie in seasoned French oak barrels for 15 months.

Dan O'Brien

Founder + Winemaker


Dan O’Brien is the founder and winemaker behind Gail, a wine label exploring the vineyards & varietals of Sonoma Valley.

The first thing to know about Gail Wines is that they represent the best of California's emerging garagiste producers. It isn't often that you can catch a producer before the word is out, but Gail represents one of these rare opportunities. Gail is on the cusp on blowing up, big.

Dan O'Brien has worked throughout the wine industry, first starting in high-end restaurants in the east coast, eventually moving to San Francisco to start the Grand Award winning wine program at Cavallo Point. From there he started the Cultivar wine label, was the estate director for Long Meadow Ranch & Larkmead Vineyards, started the Hunt & Harvest wine label, and now is dedicating all of his time and efforts into Gail.

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