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Evening Land Vineyards Gamay noir Seven Springs 2012


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Evening Land Vineyards


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Evening Land's Seven Springs Vineyard boasts the oldest Gamay noir vines in the country. Bursting with energy and verve, it opens with crushed raspberry, floral, and pepper aromas that sashay into a snappy palate of black raspberry. Bits of darker fruit and creamy earth round out the finish, staying vibrant. Fantastic with a little air, and highly recommended. - Marcus

below, old Gamay vines at Seven Springs Vineyard

Evening Land's Seven Springs Vineyard contains a small block of old Gamay noir vines (the oldest Gamay vines in Oregon), the source for this wine. The block of Gamay noir at Seven Springs Vineyard is almost 30 years old - self rooted, trellised cordon & spur pruned.

Beautiful and brilliant ruby color with a purple edge, the nose boasts the typical Gamay character of bright red and dark fruit with a hint of white peppercorn. It quickly opens up to a slight cherry bubblegum with hints of bergamot. The palate is silky and light on its feet with very good acid balance that carries the elegant berry and cranberry flavors through a lengthy finish. - the winery

Evening Land's Gamay is inspired by the great Crus of Beaujolais like Morgon and Mouline-a-Vent.

below, closeup of one Gamay vine at Seven Springs Vineyard, planted in 1983

Evening Land gamay vineyard closeup

2010 Vintage

We tasted the Evening Land Seven Springs Gamay yesterday and it totally rocks. From vines planted in 1983 comes a serious Gamay noir, packed with intensity, gushing with super-juicy black raspberry and cherry, mixing with earth and peppery accents that pop on the finish. It's both deep and pretty. I recommend decanting if you are drinking this young -- it will age very nicely for a few years.

Spicy red fruits as well as a substantial wet-earth note at the finish. Overall a slightly more animalistic version, perhaps owing to the older vines. We tasted the Evening Land Seven Springs Gamay yesterday and it totally rocks. From vines planted in 1983 comes a serious Gamay noir, packed with intensity, gushing with super-juicy black raspberry and cherry, mixing with earth and peppery accents that pop on the finish. It's both deep and pretty. I recommend decanting if you are drinking this young -- it will age very nicely for a few years. - Marcus

2010 Vintage Wine Spectator TOP 100 #32, 96 Point Rating!

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