In 2009 the two Gamay plantings we've established produced the biggest crop they've given us thus far. Though we'd bottled separate Gamays from each, in ‘07 and ‘08, I wondered whether two Gamays from the only California producer in the market was the best plan, and I was also curious to see whether a better wine might come from blending the two. A quick trial made it clear; these two vineyards could give us a whole that was much greater than the sum of its parts. And the best Bone-Jolly ever!
The color is a lovely ruby-red. The nose is very fresh: violets, raspberry, a little pepper, and something faintly salty, as well. Flavors are very focussed, penetrating, and persistent, with gorgeous texture, and fine length. Mouth-watering, and fun to drink, and quite complex, at the same time. Bound to provoke considerable jolliness! Production: 952 cases