Jolie Laide Gamay Barsotti Vineyard El Dorado 2020
Grown at high elevation in the beautiful red granitic soils of the Sierra Foothills. Picked in two separate passes, one early and one a bit later makes for a wine a bit riper and fleshed out than in years past. The clusters are left whole and started by carbonic maceration, then left to a 6-month elevage in neutral barrique and bottled young to preserve delicate aromatics. Light, fresh, and utterly charming. Wild strawberry and summer herbs with cranberry tartness.