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Sheldrake Point Gamay Noir 2014 – Reminiscent of French Beaujolais

Photo Credit: Wine Casual, Sheldrake Point, Gamay Noir 2014, Finger Lakes, New York

Sheldrake Point, Gamay Noir 2014, Finger Lakes, New York

Tasting Note: If only more American wine producers would plant gamay and help Americans experience this most-versatile of grape varieties.

Vibrant-ruby-red in color this slightly petillant wine has a nose of red cherry, red plum and red currant with hints of strawberry and nectarine.

On the palate the dry, light-bodied gamay reveals fresh red fruit supported by medium acidity.

This wine is reminiscent of French Beaujolais made from the same gamay grape.

A low-alcohol, straightforward, light-bodied red that would pair well with many a dish including seafood.

Would recommend chilling for 30 minutes in the refrigerator prior to serving to highlight the wine’s bright character.

Bottle Note: Medium-bodied with soft aromatics of dried flowers and fresh red berries. This gamay noir is a beautiful representation of the quality of our Cayuga Lake vineyard and the cool climate of the Finger Lakes.

Rating: 90 points
Price: $18
Alcohol: 11.9%
Tasted: Home
Tasting Date: September 14, 2016

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