Valdiguié

Valdiguie (aka. Napa Gamay)

In California Valdiguie has traditionally been called "Napa Gamay". However, in the late 1990s the BATF ruled that wineries had until 2007 to cease using the term "Napa Gamay" and begin using the name Valdiguié on labels. In the "Golden State" Valdiguie is grown in a number of regions, with its highest concentration in the neighboring counties of San Luis Obispo and Monterey. In California, the grape is treated to a number of different vinification techniques. Carbonic maceration is often used to induce a fruit forward nature in the wine. This technique only serves to add to the confusion between Valdiquie and true Gamay from Beaujolais. In its French homeland, Valdiguie is a minor grape, grown in the Languedoc-Roussillon region. There it is also known as Gros Auxerrois. It is used to give color in the high-alcohol ‘vin de table’ red wine blends that originate from the Midi.

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  • Got an email yesterday from ACME about a new Valdiguie that sounded pretty tasty. I stopped by today to buy a tester bottke but Erin said tgey ave to take orders then get shipment. Winery rules. Then she asked me if I wanted to taste it. "Well yeah."She Coravined me a glass. Very aromtatic, floral and fruit driven nose. Velvety texture, juicy pa... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • California, the land of sunshine, free spirits, and big wines. Right? Yes, of ... Yes, of ... Broc Cellars Valdiguie Mockvin du Broc 16% $30 Complex aromas of raisin, spice, and VA greet the nose While moderately sweet in the mouth this still shows attractive freshness to the strawberry and slightly peachy fruit. There's a hint of dark chocol... Read More

    From the article The "New" California


  • Broc Cellars Valdiguie Mockvin du Broc 2011

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    Complex aromas of raisin, spice, and VA greet the nose While moderately sweet in the mouth this still shows attractive freshness to the strawberry and slightly peachy fruit. There's a hint of dark chocolate to the palate and an oxidized quality that knits things together nicely leading to a very nutty, long, lovely bitter herbal finish that's la... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Broc Cellars Valdiguie Mockvin du Broc 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by mark


  • J Lohr Estates Wildflower 2010

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    Low in tannins. Try again at optimal temperature, not room temperature. Read More

    Wine review by mark


  • J. Lohr Wildflower 2010

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    Wine review by jasond7


  • J. Lohr Wildflower 2010

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    The wine is a very classic deep purple Cabernet color, with a lighter ruby along the edges of the glass. The nose is classic Cabernet, with aromas of blueberry and cherry layered with a bit of vanilla and leather. The taste is a big bold Cabernet from California, with a burst of blueberry and plum at the outset, giving way to some dried herbs ... Read More

    Wine review by jtryka


  • J. Lohr Wildflower 2010

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    Tasty Read More

    Wine review by patmulroy


  • J. Lohr Wildflower 2010

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    I discovered this wine while working at the Keg Steakhouse & Bar in Edmonton, AB. Great with steak and easy to drink. Woody and fruity, and one of my personal top 5 as it is easy to find and usually in the $20 range. Read More

    Wine review by ajaja


  • J. Lohr Wildflower 2010

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    Red fruit, vanilla, herbs and toasted spices come together on a nose that is fresh and well-balanced. Rather firm and dry in the mouth, there's an underlying minerality here that adds depth to the palate. The tannins are slightly austere, balancing out the fruit ripe with wild cherry, plum and pomegranate flavors. The back end shows some wood sp... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


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