90 POINTS, Wine Spectator, 90 POINTS, Wine & Spirits
The 2013 Gamay Noir is OUR version of the best Oregon “Villages” style of Beaujolais, with more depth, complexity, and structural balance than any version of “Nouveau," sourced from some of the oldest Gamay vines in the USA. This wine has such perfectly refreshing acidity and spice, which Gamay is known for, showing summer berry pudding and cranberry sauce, with bright chewy raspberry, cinnamon bark, and a healthy shake of both white and black pepper. This wine also has a richer side (showing both sides of the coin, much like the vintage itself), exemplified by plum skin, milk chocolate, earth, black currant, and coriander. Overall, great balance, fruit, and depth – enough to make you think about the wine, but not too hard.