2007 Paul Mathew Gamay Noir
Knight's Valley

2007 Paul Mathew Knight's Valley Gamay Noir

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Vineyards

Squire Vineyard is probably the oldest Gamay vineyard planted in a premium appellation in California. By all rights it should have been ripped out years ago and planted to Cabernet Sauvignon which would be much more profitable for the owners. I am very thankful that hasn't happened. This two acre vineyard is located in Knight's Valley, just across the Sonoma county line north of Calistoga. The vineyard is now approximately 60 years old and produces about 2 tons per acre. The vines are head pruned and dry farmed.

Winemaking

The 2007 growing season was one of the best we have ever seen and was great for all varietals we produce. We did 100% carbonic maceration with 100% whole cluster. It was aged in neutral oak for two months, fined with egg whites and bottled unfiltered in January of 2008.

Winemaker's Notes

With true juvenile Beaujolais characters of juicy blueberry, banana and strawberry. Tannins are soft with all the jamminess and a refined balance. Great with Pt. Reyes Blue cheese, BBQ and picnic fun.