VOLUME 11, ISSUE 45
June 12, 2019

2016 Pence PTG Estate Sta. Rita Hills Gamay Noir

13.5% alc., 498 cases, $36. An estate grown Passe-Tout-Grains that is a a 50/50 blend of Gamay and Pinot Noir. The estate Gamay vines were established from cuttings from the oldest Gamay vineyard in the US in Oregon. Grapes fermented in concrete tank carbonically and aged in neutral puncheon. · Light ruby red color in the glass. Aromas of cherry, strawberry and herbs arrive slowly in the glass with swirling. Cherry-driven on the palate with an herbal underpinning. Comfortably textured with silken tannins and a ending note of bright cherry. Score: 89. Reviewed April 14, 2018

Winery: Pence Ranch
From article: Recent Sips of California Pinot Noir & Chardonnay