Gamay Noir aka Beaujolais = Raspberry Silk Satisfaction - BYOB or Just Taste

The other Noir, Gamay Noir, this meetup will taste through Gamay Noir wines. Most Gamay is from the area of Southern Burgundy area called Beaujolais, but there are a few from Oregon and California.

The wines have a reputation for being the perfect accompaniment for turkey due to their light fruity qualities. 

$5 if you bring a bottle $10 to just taste. We will put the fees in a pot and the winner (whoever brings the best rated bottle will take home the pot (Minus food expense). Blind Tasting.

In Beaujolais they vint part of the harvest early every year and release the wine before Thanksgiving. They call this yearly release Beaujolais Noveau.

It's this early release that Beaujolais is famous for, but at this meetup we will try to go for Cru Beaujolais which, for just a couple bucks more provide tremendous quality.

The Cru Beaujolais have been hitting it out of the park in terms of quality and value. The most expensive Beaujolais goes for around $40 and it's quality can rival good Premier Cru Burgundy which can go for 3 times that price, especially in the 09 vintage.

I will bring a few from the monster 2009 vintage, arguably the greatest Beaujolais vintage ever. Noted wine critic Jancis Robinson called the year of 2009 - the year of Beaujolais. http://www.jancisrobinson.com/articles/a201007132.html 

2009 Joseph Drouhin Morgon
2009 Charly Thevenet Regnie "Grain & Granit"
2009 Jean Descombes Morgon 92pts - Parker

Come to this tasting and find out why Gamay Noir is making a name for itself in the wine world.

Meat, cheese and a hummus/veggie plate provided.

Great Value event, the last 8 times, everyone got their fill, and the winner took home money for bringing the best wine.

Once again, whoever brings the best wine (Blind rated), will take home the pot. If we get 10 people to show, the after expense pot should be at least $50, Last week the winner took home $95.

We will taste blind and rate using the Robert Parker 100 point system.

Think you know Gamay Noir? Bring a bottle and let's find out. If you bring the best bottle, you will go home with the winnings. Last time the winner took home $95, week before the pot was $80.

Starts at 7PM, but feel free to show up early, I always have a bottle or 2 open.

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  • Elizabeth E

    No, that was a 2012 Brick House

    November 27, 2013

  • Rusty

    Had great night trying different Gamays. Elizabeth E was the winner with a 2009 Fleurie. Cheers!

    November 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds like fun and looking forward to it!

    November 20, 2013

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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