Flavorscape Gamay Noir

2022 Yamhill-Carlton, OR
This wine has been an exploration of the possible. How little can we contribute ourselves to a red wine? How can we let the fruit do the work of winemaking for us? These are the boundaries we’ve been testing in the creation of this wine. What started in 2018 as a trial in minimalism with Pinot Noir brought us to the place of “Let’s do this again, but with Gamay.” The fruit is destemmed to allow purity, then put it in a small tank with a pressure release lid on it, and then we do nothing for about a month. The fruit is pressed and racked to 10-year-old or older 228L French oak barrels and bottle after 6 months.
Lifted and light. The wavy tension glides across the palate, while the tannin lingers followed by a long acidic tailbone.


  • Graphite Graphite
  • Himalayan Blackberry Himalayan Blackberry
  • Lime Lime
  • Squid Ink Squid Ink
  • Anise Anise
  • Black Pepper Black Pepper


  • Cran-Raspberry Cran-Raspberry
  • Thimbleberry Thimbleberry
  • Huckleberry Huckleberry
Bountiful Acidity & Upward Snap
Crunchy vibrant funky fresh