2017 Gamay
Calistoga

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2017 Girard Old Vine Gamay, Calistoga, 750ml
$55.00
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Wine Type
Red
Bottle Size
750ml
Vintage
2017
Appellation
Calistoga
Varietal
Gamay
Alcohol content
13.1%
Oak
100% French oak
Time in Oak
10 months
pH
3.55
Case Production
96
Winemaker Name
Glenn Hugo
Release Type
Current

Vintage Notes
The 2017 growing season was a bit of a roller-coaster with heavy winter rains leading to vigorous vine growth in spring. Bloom came early, in parallel with an eclectic range of springtime temperatures. Moderate early summer temperatures gave way to several heat waves throughout the summer and into fall, heightening the rate of ripening and flavor development in the grapes, and ushering in in a slightly early harvest.

Vineyard Notes
Our Old Vine Gamay is sourced from the Greenwood Vineyard located just five minutes north of our Calistoga winery. The vines were planted in the 1960s and today may be one of the only (or last) Gamay vineyards in the Napa Valley.

Tasting Notes
This wine is endowed with lively red fruit aromas of strawberry, raspberry and cranberry with dusty earth and mineral aromas. The palate (not dissimilar from a Pinot Noir) is lighter with softer tannins, and refreshing red fruit flavors leading to a luxurious, though not overpowering finish.

Composition
100% Gamay.