The first Martin Woods wine we ever tasted was a Gamay, and we loved it! That was a few years ago and this new Gamay is even better than the first. The promise of Willamette Valley Gamay is ideally captured–part snappy energy, part supple silkiness.
Wild strawberry, mulling spice, lifted floral tones–sweet juicy red fruit with persistent freshness–silky texture, gentle structure–serve cool, not cold, with diverse cuisine...or simply enjoy the yumminess on its own.
Tualatin Estate is situated in the far northwestern corner of the Willamette, framed by the coast range to the immediate west. Havlin vineyard sits squarely in the delta of the Van Duzer Corridor, the "air-conditioning" pathway through the Coast Range where marine air enters from the west and cools the Willamette Valley. The cooling influence of these persistent winds makes for grapes that patiently attain full phenolic maturity while retaining bright acidity and fresh fruit character. The Willamette Valley is truly a home-away-from-home for Gamay.