Muted nose. Vibrant purple color with 2mm meniscus. Nice acidity. Crisp, shallow flavors. Not much depth. Finish is short. A decent food wine. Nothing too cerebral here. But a gamay isn't supposed to be. At 14+%, its not going to permit it either.
Drank immediately upon opening. A little tight at first; menthol, fir, fresh cherries, and forest floor waifing from the glass, pouring bright on the palate with cranberries and pomegranate. Finished with wet sand and mushrooms. Over the course of a couple of hours, the wine opened up with meatier tones on the nose, followed with a gamier taste and brine quality developing on the back palate. Fantastic finish and great accompaniment to the holiday meal.
One of the epitomes of thanksgiving turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing pairings. If you live in Oregon, have access to the Internet, or eat on Thanksgiving day, go get some of this wine. We served at room temp, Might have even been better with a slight chill on it.
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