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El Dorado Gamay Noir

9.1474 ratings
9.2214 pro ratings
El Dorado County, Sierra Foothills, California, USA
Gamay Noir
Top Notes For
Matt Lasater

Damn good for this fall night and pumpkin carving. Crunchy, mineral, yet offers a super fine textural component as well. Crisp strawberry, red apple skin, crushed cranberry, raspberry leaf, white pepper, sweet flowers, spice, crushed rocks, wet moss, talcum, licorice. This has really came along, great tannin integration from LBT upon release, finely grained and postured. Love the juicy attack, and plump mid-palate backed by lifted acid. Fresh.

Damn good for this fall night and pumpkin carving. Crunchy, mineral, yet offers a super fine textural component as well. Crisp strawberry, red apple skin, crushed cranberry, raspberry leaf, white pepper, sweet flowers, spice, crushed rocks, wet moss, talcum, licorice. This has really came along, great tannin integration from LBT upon release, finely grained and postured. Love the juicy attack, and plump mid-palate backed by lifted acid. Fresh.

Oct 31st, 2018
Marc Stubblefield

Wine Sales at Vino Carta and Kogod Wine Merchant

9.1

Perfectly evolved, silky smooth, granite driven, California sunshine Gamay. There's nothing over-ripe here, but there's no denying this is from Cali, not Morgon. The complete package, and better for a few years in the cellar.

Perfectly evolved, silky smooth, granite driven, California sunshine Gamay. There's nothing over-ripe here, but there's no denying this is from Cali, not Morgon. The complete package, and better for a few years in the cellar.

Mar 13th, 2018
Christopher Losa

Owner/Wine Director Bar Bambino

9.2

Hell yeah! CA gamay done right. Pencil lead, mineral, acid. Thank you, Misters Roberts, Parr, and Meyers for making such lovely wine.

Hell yeah! CA gamay done right. Pencil lead, mineral, acid. Thank you, Misters Roberts, Parr, and Meyers for making such lovely wine.

6 people found it helpfulJul 3rd, 2013
Cured - Will And Coral Frischkorn

Absolutely perfect summer soif. Softer this year... Nearly makes you think trousseau. Such fun. Thanks again for such great wine @Rajat Parr

Absolutely perfect summer soif. Softer this year... Nearly makes you think trousseau. Such fun. Thanks again for such great wine @Rajat Parr

2 people found it helpfulJul 1st, 2016
Jasmine Hirsch

Sales & Marketing Hirsch Vineyards, founder In Pursuit of Balance

9.4

Yummy Gamay from Raj Parr and the boys of Arnot-Roberts. #latergram

Yummy Gamay from Raj Parr and the boys of Arnot-Roberts. #latergram

2 people found it helpfulJun 15th, 2014
Emily Rath

In the beginning, touch of wet dirt, minerality, bramble on the nose that quickly evolved to wild strawberries, banana, raspberries, iron. Strawberry coulis, ripe cherries, floral mouth with lots of acid, well balanced alcohol (13%), and low tannins making this the most gulpable, delicious, fresh, elegant, and inspiring wine in a while. Thank you!!! @Rajat Parr @Cured - Will And Coral Frischkorn

In the beginning, touch of wet dirt, minerality, bramble on the nose that quickly evolved to wild strawberries, banana, raspberries, iron. Strawberry coulis, ripe cherries, floral mouth with lots of acid, well balanced alcohol (13%), and low tannins making this the most gulpable, delicious, fresh, elegant, and inspiring wine in a while. Thank you!!! @Rajat Parr @Cured - Will And Coral Frischkorn

1 person found it helpfulJul 2nd, 2016
Michael Magers

Terrific acid, bright red fruit, the perfect follow in to an epic Bordeaux tasting last night.

Terrific acid, bright red fruit, the perfect follow in to an epic Bordeaux tasting last night.

1 person found it helpfulApr 8th, 2014
Steve Anderson

Front label did not register. Nice CA Gamay. Strawberry, clove and earth. Drinking well, but some CO2 to blow off.

Front label did not register. Nice CA Gamay. Strawberry, clove and earth. Drinking well, but some CO2 to blow off.

1 person found it helpfulNov 16th, 2013
Casey Curbow

Sales Associate Windsor Wine Merchants

8.9

Strawberry jam cut by astringent acid. A well-crafted purity.

Strawberry jam cut by astringent acid. A well-crafted purity.

Jan 1st, 2017
Josh Spurling

These guys know Gamay, that I can tell you. Yes, more amply fruited and evocative than many Morgon's, but sensible. Yum!

These guys know Gamay, that I can tell you. Yes, more amply fruited and evocative than many Morgon's, but sensible. Yum!

Dec 3rd, 2016