Martin Woods

Willamette Valley Gamay Noir

9.31 ratings
9.31 pro ratings
Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
Gamay Noir
Top Notes For
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.3

Likely my first ever domestic Gamay. Very pretty and very serious nose of light yet intense mid season cherry fruit. Lots of earth and very complex. Lots of aromas to unfurl. Very very deep and layered. What a palate. More Côte de Brouilly than Fleurie. It’s a beast. Such sappy fruit and ridiculous tiny berry fruit intensity. Long, grippy and sappy. Wow, really long. Deep, layered and long with terrific structure. Amazingly pure cherry fruit that is perfectly ripe and fresh. Really terrific freshness here. Impressive inner mouth florals and a deep structure to age many years and it needs maybe 3-4. Very impressive. After 5-6 hours of air the nose is smokey complexity. More gamey, more feral, palate is more together. Balance on this is extraordinary. What a wine.

Likely my first ever domestic Gamay. Very pretty and very serious nose of light yet intense mid season cherry fruit. Lots of earth and very complex. Lots of aromas to unfurl. Very very deep and layered. What a palate. More Côte de Brouilly than Fleurie. It’s a beast. Such sappy fruit and ridiculous tiny berry fruit intensity. Long, grippy and sappy. Wow, really long. Deep, layered and long with terrific structure. Amazingly pure cherry fruit that is perfectly ripe and fresh. Really terrific freshness here. Impressive inner mouth florals and a deep structure to age many years and it needs maybe 3-4. Very impressive. After 5-6 hours of air the nose is smokey complexity. More gamey, more feral, palate is more together. Balance on this is extraordinary. What a wine.

May 16th, 2020