2021 Whitcraft "Pence Ranch" Santa Rita Hills Gamay

Regular price $46.00
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5 Bottles in Stock

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Style: Red

Vintage: 2021

Grape Variety: Gamay

Country: USA

Region: California


Bin Location: 2500C

Since 1985, Whitcraft has been a champion of an exquisite and unique style of Central Coast Pinot Noir and Gamay that could easily be compared to that of Dujac in its unapologetic embrace of woodsy, spice tones. Drake Whitcraft crafts these wines with biodynamic principles, and he has carried on his father's commitment to organic farming and winemaking without manipulation. There's not a kilowatt of electricity used in the winemaking process, but that doesn’t mean these wines don’t have electricity!

There's not only an elephant on this label, but there's an elephant in the room. Just because the wine is fun doesn’t mean it can’t be serious and interesting and that's where this wine has landed. We tend to separate are sheerly delightful drinkers from our age-worthy meditative styles, but this Gamay provokes both ideas. The Gamay Noir is hand-harvested from a parcel in the Pence Ranch vineyard, fermented without destemming, and the processes in the winery are all gravity-fed with low sulfur additions to allow for the most pure expression of the fruit. Keeping consistent with what you would expect with a hands-off approach, there is no fining nor filtering here. Crushed forest berry fruits, mulled spices, orange peel, and black tea character contort into a silky, perfumed and bright-toned Gamay that rivals the most serious Cru Beaujolais.  So, as we kick back this summer under the blistering Texas sun, this crushable, but cerebral Gamay Noir is perfect to beat the heat!  - BF

How do I pick up my wine?

Orders are generally ready within 1-2 business days, but you can always email or call us for a status update. 

Need your wine fast? Just call us! We can expedite the order and may have it ready in less than an hour.

Houston Orders

After checking out, you will receive a pickup confirmation email when the order has been pulled and packed. You can pickup your wine at our shop at 2301 Portsmouth Street in Upper Kirby, Houston.

San Antonio Orders

Thanks for your patience as we prepare to fully open the shop in San Antonio! Any wine that is ordered with a selection to pickup in San Antonio will be available for pickup in San Antonio in 2-3 business days unless otherwise stated. If you have any questions, you can reach out to Josh at (210) 388-5556. You can pick up your wine at 2810 N Flores Street in the Alta Vista neighborhood of San Antonio.

For more information, or if you need your wine more quickly, reach out to us at info@aocselections.com and we will do everything we can to accomodate.