Edmunds St. John – Gamay Noir, 2015

  • Basic info: Edmunds St. John, Bone Jolly – Gamay Noir, El Dorado County, California, 2015
  • Type: Red
  • Price estimate: $23 (Chamber Street Wines)
  • Look: ruby red, translucent with noticeable legs
  • Smell: blackberry and cherry
  • Taste: Raspberry and dark fruits with currants on the back end. Bright wine with just a little effervescence and some mineral on the finish.
  • Conclusions: Good wine and fairly interesting. It is a little like a pinot noir, but just different enough to make me want to try more.
  • Other notes: Gamay noir was one of the grapes on my list that I really wanted to try. I didn’t want to get just any bottle, I wanted to find one that would be a good example of the grape and I think this was it. I would like to try one that is just a little more expensive because I think I will get more depth to the wine. This one was good, very good, and easy to drink, but there were subtle things that make me think I can find something just a little better.
  • From the bottle: No bottle notes, but from Chamber Street, “Made from 100% Gamay Noir, it is beautifully aromatic with candied black cherries, orange blossom, hibiscus and sweet spice aromas rising from the glass. Candied fruit abound on the palate pairing well with an array of different meals.” 13.5% alcohol by volume.

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