There is hardly a grape more “holiday friendly” than Gamay. And this fabulous bottle, made from 75 year old Gamay vines (hence the “1939″ on the label) in the heart of the Cru village of Chenas in Beaujolais is spot on. A terrific, even absurd, bargain that delivers amazing richness and balance, with plenty of cherry and cranberry tinged fruit and an invigorating finish that more than matches up to the food fracas that lands on our Thanksgiving or December holiday tables. Forget those $20+ bottles of local gamay. Much as I might like them and the people who make them (and I do guys, really), this is every bit as good (okay, for the sake of honesty, to me actually better) at 25%-50% less. You know where my money’s going!