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Blue Mountain Estate Cuvée Gamay Noirtext

Blue Mountain Estate Cuvée Gamay Noir 2018

Okanagan Falls, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThis bigger, darker, smoky gamay is from the newly created Estate Cuvée tier, from 11-29 year old estate vines and a mix of clones 358, 509, and 789. After a native ferment, this aged for a year in French oak barrels and puncheons. If you didn't see gamay on the label, you might think this is syrah, with all its wild, black-fruited meatiness, smoked black pepper, and waves of reduction. With some air, and a chill, you note the dark raspberry, cherry swirling underneath. Still, this is the un-gamayest gamay I've had from Blue Mountain.Tasted: 07 February 2020Tasted by: Prices:
BC$30.00750mlwinery direct, private wine shops
AB$26.95750mlprivate wine shops
Producer: Blue Mountain Vineyard & CellarsDistributors: Keystone Fine Wines
Rogers & Company
Grape: Gamay NoirCSPC: 389882UPC: 626452401181