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2023 Gamay - Santa Barbara County

2023 Gamay - Santa Barbara County

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This wine is made of three different gamay clones from both Martian Ranch Vineyard and Shokrian Vineyard in Los Alamos, CA. Martian Ranch is Demeter certified biodynamic, and Shokrian Vineyard has been farmed organically for many years. We’ve been working with both of these sites for a few years now and uniting them together in one wine brings out their best sides! Both of these vineyards appear sandy at the surface, but there is a rich loamy clay about 3 feet below the surface in pockets of these blocks. 

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This Gamay was harvested in 3 separate picks hovering from 19B to 22B. Of course, all three picks were fermented 100% whole cluster. The grapes received a mixture of love touches and pour overs throughout their primary fermentation without the use of sulfur. Depending on each fermenter, the grapes were pressed after 16-21 days on skins. As always, these fermentations may start a little carbonic, but they always finish with a fully extracted fermentation. There are never many whole berries left un-squished at the end of fermentation. After pressing, this Gamay was aged in neutral French oak barrels until bottling unfined and unfiltered on March 18, 2024

Tasting Notes

2023 Gamay has the freshness of the new world, and the structure of an edgy old world Gamay. Like when you bite into a ripe Satsuma plum - lush sweetness, a little acid, and some tannin. But don’t forget about that little herbal kiss that consistently comes from these sites. Perfect now, perfect in many, many years down the road.

Wine Details

  • 11.5%ABV
  • 310 cases produced
  • Organic and Demeter certified biodynamic grapes, minimal sulfites
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    Art: The Darner dragonfly surrounded by its flowers of choice were painted by my brilliant mother, Eileen Anderson. The dragonflies are an integral part of the ecosystem as they prey on smaller invertebrates like mosquitos. At the same time they become food for birds and bats in the vineyard. The family of California quail, Callipepla californica, on the back are painted by me. The quail families run around the vineyard and surrounding bushes in spring and summertime and bring a delightful energy to the vineyard.