Folk Machine 2019 Valdiguie "Film & Camera", Redwood Valley, Mendocino County
In the early days of California vine growing, this grape was known as ‘Napa Gamay’. DNA studies have revealed its’ true heritage as the delicate and heady aromatic grape of the French Alps, pronounced ‘Val-de-gay’. Kenny Litkitprakong is one of our favorite winemakers, producing one of our best sellers, ‘Parts & Labor’, a fun little bistro blend. This Valdiguie is the finest example I’ve tasted from the next generation producers here in California, and for such a reasonable price! Fresh strawberry, red plum, and pretty carnation fill the nose, and on the palate, it’s all bright and juicy with a long finish. This is a perfect patio sipper, and a must try if you’ve never tasted this grape. Great with a bit of a chill as well!