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Quails' Gate Old Vines Foch Reserve
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Quails' Gate Old Vines Foch Reserve 2016

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThe Quails’ Gate Maréchal Foch Reserve is a BC cult wine judging by its legions of fans. The fruit comes off the estate vineyard in West Kelowna now planted over five decades ago. In 2016 it was harvested in early October, sporting small compact berries. It was fermented using a selection of vigorous French yeast strains and aged in spicy new American oak barrels. The nose is a peppery mix of earthy, baked plum with a generous hit of sweet oak. The attack is full-bodied with earthy, smoky, black cherry and a bitter coffee/dark chocolate finish. This is still super youthful but if venison is on the menu you could open it now. One of a kind.Tasted: 04 November 2018Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 39.94 winery direct, private wine shops Producer: Quails' Gate Vineyards Estate WineryDistributors: Appellation Wine Marketing
Hobbs & Co. Wine Merchants Inc.
Varietal: Maréchal FochCSPC: 639666UPC: 778856216219