Martin Woods

Willamette Valley Gamay Noir

9.36 ratings
9.33 pro ratings
Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
Gamay Noir
Top Notes For
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.3

Beautiful nose of cherry fruit. Floral with sweet spices. Really lifted and bright nose. Killer. Awesome earth tones and huge breadth and scope. Keeps opening and opening. Enveloping aromas. Gorgeous palate with terrific energy and finesse. Sleek cherry fruit and wispy tannins and minerality that builds on the finish. Needs an hour or two to really express itself. Will be fun to follow.

Beautiful nose of cherry fruit. Floral with sweet spices. Really lifted and bright nose. Killer. Awesome earth tones and huge breadth and scope. Keeps opening and opening. Enveloping aromas. Gorgeous palate with terrific energy and finesse. Sleek cherry fruit and wispy tannins and minerality that builds on the finish. Needs an hour or two to really express itself. Will be fun to follow.

Dec 20th, 2020
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.3

Likely my first ever domestic Gamay. Very pretty and very serious nose of light yet intense mid season cherry fruit. Lots of earth and very complex. Lots of aromas to unfurl. Very very deep and layered. What a palate. More Côte de Brouilly than Fleurie. It’s a beast. Such sappy fruit and ridiculous tiny berry fruit intensity. Long, grippy and sappy. Wow, really long. Deep, layered and long with terrific structure. Amazingly pure cherry fruit that is perfectly ripe and fresh. Really terrific freshness here. Impressive inner mouth florals and a deep structure to age many years and it needs maybe 3-4. Very impressive. After 5-6 hours of air the nose is smokey complexity. More gamey, more feral, palate is more together. Balance on this is extraordinary. What a wine.

Likely my first ever domestic Gamay. Very pretty and very serious nose of light yet intense mid season cherry fruit. Lots of earth and very complex. Lots of aromas to unfurl. Very very deep and layered. What a palate. More Côte de Brouilly than Fleurie. It’s a beast. Such sappy fruit and ridiculous tiny berry fruit intensity. Long, grippy and sappy. Wow, really long. Deep, layered and long with terrific structure. Amazingly pure cherry fruit that is perfectly ripe and fresh. Really terrific freshness here. Impressive inner mouth florals and a deep structure to age many years and it needs maybe 3-4. Very impressive. After 5-6 hours of air the nose is smokey complexity. More gamey, more feral, palate is more together. Balance on this is extraordinary. What a wine.

May 16th, 2020
Brendan Baker

Sappy cherry and blackberry, floral, med + acid, still very primary 👌

Sappy cherry and blackberry, floral, med + acid, still very primary 👌

1 person found it helpfulNov 15th, 2020
Ely Cohn

This is Grade A Gamay manufactured right here in the USA. Tamed, cool to touch. No stemmy crunch, no VA. Elegant and dialed in, expressive fruit and soft comfortable blankety textures to snuggle right into.

Blatant black cherries, tiny wild strawberries and raspberries all the way down to a balanced bed of acid.

This is Grade A Gamay manufactured right here in the USA. Tamed, cool to touch. No stemmy crunch, no VA. Elegant and dialed in, expressive fruit and soft comfortable blankety textures to snuggle right into.

Blatant black cherries, tiny wild strawberries and raspberries all the way down to a balanced bed of acid.

Apr 24th, 2022
Meg Herring

Meg had this 7 months ago

Meg had this 7 months ago

Jan 9th, 2022
AJ Trommello

AJ had this 2 years ago

AJ had this 2 years ago

Nov 20th, 2020