JoieFarm 2010 PTG - 90+pts

JoieFarm 2010 PTG (Naramata Bench) Okanagan Valley - BC

Availability: Direct from winery here upon release
Cost: $23.90
Alcohol: 13.7%
Production: 843 cases
Date Tasted: September 3rd, 2012

Tasting Notes: This year's PTG sees the Gamay Noir rise to 52% of the traditional Burgundian "Passe-Tout-Grains" blend with Pinot Noir. A welcomed rise which infuses more tangy and spicy red fruit on to the concentrated nose and lush palate. Aged in French oak for 10 months with only 15% new allowing the natural characters of the Pinot Noir and Gamay fruit to dominate the profile while contributing only secondary aromas and flavours of toasted oak. Supported by a nice backbone of mouth-watering, but not sharp, acid and fine, medium tannins. The long finish will add a pleasing dose of spice to accompanying food (think traditional Burgundian fare like Coq au Vin). Ready to be enjoyed now or hold for another 5-6 years with potential improvement. Drink 2012-2017.
 - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2012

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