This Pinot Noir- Gamay blend is a nod to the French version produced in the Passetoutgrains AOC of Burgundy. 2019 marks the 4th vintage of this wine and we think it is our best to date. It balances the elegance and spice of the 2017, with the boldness and purity of fruit of 2018, resulting in a wine of pure drinking pleasure. We bumped up the Gamay percentage to 57%, which gives it a little more lift on the nose and crunchiness to the palate. The nose shows off ripe cherries, rose petals, black tea and red velvet cake. The palate is a perfect balance of red fruits, dried goji berries, marjoram and lavender. It’s ideal for casual drinking, yet carries similar elements to our Pinots... supple, generous, and delicious red fruit flavors coupled with lively acidity and high toned Gamay notes. As far as we know, we're the only California producer of a Passetoutgrains styled wine.
Cases Produced: 336
57% Gamay Vineyards: Barsotti, Witters
43% Pinot Noir Vineyards: Duarte, Baranoff, Campbell, Robbins
Elevage: 10 months in neutral French oak.