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2018 Willamette Valley - Gamay

2018 Willamette Valley - Gamay


tasting notes wild strawberry, mulling spice, lifted floral tones—sweet juicy red fruit with persistent freshness— silky texture, gentle structure—serve cool, not cold, with diverse cuisine...or simply enjoy the immense pleasure of this wine on its own


vineyards Tualatin Estate (Willamette Valley) and Havlin (Van Duzer Corridor)

elevation 300-400 feet

aspects mostly south-facing, gentle to moderate slopes

soils Marine Sedimentary (Havlin) and Loess (Tualatin Esate)

vine age 10-16 years

clonal selection 284 from Beaujolais

farming Dry-Farmed

harvest September 30 and October 20, 2018

bottled September 4, 2019

cases produced 650


the Terroir Tualatin Estate is situated in the far northwestern corner of the Willamette, framed by the coast range to the immediate west. Havlin vineyard sits squarely in the delta of the Van duzer Corridor, the "air-conditioning" pathway through the Coast Range where marine air enters from the west and cools the Willamette Valley. The cooling influence of these persistent winds makes for grapes that patiently attain full phenolic maturity while retaining bright acidity and fresh fruit character. The Willamette Valley is truly a home-away-f