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Quails' Gate Old Vines Foch Reserve
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15¾/20

Quails' Gate Old Vines Foch Reserve 2017

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada50+ year old estate marechal foch grapes are treated to a lavish new American oak barrel treatment, probably the only thing that could stand up to these sinewy, dense, concentrated hybrid grapes. Sour cherry jam, prune, baked tomato, green branch and whole peppercorns play off the spiced vanilla / toasted wood. Yes, this is intense, and yes, this is disjointed. Give it a little time in bottle to come together, and then pair with your favourite tomato braised beef / root veg stew.Tasted: 22 January 2020Tasted by: Prices: BC 46.99 winery direct, private wine shops Producer: Quails' Gate Vineyards Estate WineryDistributors: Appellation Wine Marketing
Hobbs & Co. Wine Merchants Inc.
Grape: Maréchal FochCSPC: 639666UPC: 778856217216