Iruai, Gamay Oregon 2022

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A new, single-varietal offering from the wonderfully off-beat folks at IRUAI. This is 'mountain wine' hailing from southern Oregon, but made in California. And it's rippin'! 

In the words of the magical winemaker and wizard, Chad Hinds: 

+ FLAVOR PROFILE: Fir tips, raspberry PEZ, blueberry margarita, chalk

+ FUNDAMENTALS: 100% organic Gamay. Oregon AVA. 12.5% ABV. 240 cases. 

'The constant Muse of the natural wine movement, Gamay is the clever instigator, aspiring to incendiary beauty and pleasure with a cool and casual air of sprezzatura. Not content to just be the prototypical zesty and buoyant red wine, it has remade wine culture in its own image.

Although still finding its footing in Oregon, Gamay has been a quick study of this new terrain, resulting in heady flavors of forest laced red and blue fruits, and an unmistakable chalky minerality like the brisk lift of nose candy at a Serge Gainsbourg concert in the '70s. I hope this Summer you choose your set and setting with our Gamay in mind: bucolic and wild, fashionably late, and late into the night.'

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