With all the deserved hub-bub over Evening Land Seven Springs Vineyard Pinots and Chardonnays, one of their wines sells out faster than anything else: Celebration Gamay noir, from the oldest Gamay noir vines in America.
Evening Land Vineyards
Seven Springs Vineyard Gamay noir 2010
$17.95 in any 12 bottle order ($19.95 retail)
We tasted the 2010 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.
Previous vintages have sold out rapidly. In 2010, Evening Land had 1/2 their normal yields of Gamay. Only 196 cases were made, the price didn’t go up by a penny (still under $20!) and it’s all staying in Oregon – unless we ship it to you!