2019 Lolonis Vineyard Valdiguie, Redwood Valley
> Napa Gamay Redux <
It took us several vintages to figure out the mysterious grape that is Valdiguie. With no varietal Valdiguie benchmarks from which to draw inspiration, we were left with trial and error. Not quite Gamay, not quite Syrah, but kind of a mashup of the two--we offer up the very fine 2019 installment. We did 50% fermented on whole clusters with lots of carbonic energy, the other half destemmed and treated like Pinot Noir. The result is a floral, black-fruited, medium weight red that likes a slight chill and pairs with just about anything. Incredibly rare, you'll be the first one on your block to uncork a bottle. Val-dee-gay!
graphite, baked blueberries, bay laurel
raspberry liqueur, hibiscus, sarsparilla
barbacoa tacos, peking duck, mixed grill