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Stratus Gamay, 2019

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2019 Niagara Peninsula 750 mL, 13.2% ALC/VOL

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$29.20
Gamay

Critic's Rating90 pts

Description

A fresh, complex nose of bright red berry, red currant jelly, rain-damp cedar grove with a whiff of dark rye cracker and summer savory.

Vivid red and black berries dominate the attack. Glossy red currant and blackberry pick up the note of savory on the great finish.

Awards & Ratings

Critic’s Rating:

90 pts

"... High-toned and solid, structure in place with more backbone and cru-ness than noted, possibly ever before. Fruit is crunchy and snappy, with liquorice strength and dark current edginess while showing so much torque and elasticity. A nimble gamay this time around through firm, grippy and in charge."

- Michael Godel, WineAlign

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Tasting Notes

This was a featured wine in August's Wine Club package, 2021.

 

Tasting notes written by Tony Aspler.

 

Geographical Indication: VQA Niagara-on-the-Lake
Vineyard: Stratus Vineyard
Residual Sugar: 0 g/L
Cases Produced: 470

 

Appearance: Ruby colour.
Nose: Struck flint, peppery, cherry nose.
Palate: Light-to-medium-bodied, dry, cherry and cranberry flavours with lively acidity. A firmly-structured, chillable red.
Quality: Very Good+. 89 points. Drink now through 2022.

 

Food Pairing: Cajun shrimp pasta, fried calamari with sweet chili sauce, cream cheese and spinach-stuffed jalapeños, plank salmon with cinnamon-dusted squash, and turkey meatloaf with balsamic glaze.

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