JoieFarm 2011 Gamay - 89pts

JoieFarm 2011 Gamay (Naramata Bench) Okanagan Valley - BC

: Direct from winery here
Cost: $24.90
Alcohol: 13%
Production: 530 cases
Date Tasted: September 9th, 2013

Tasting Notes: A new entry on the winery's growing portfolio, this single-vineyard Gamay completes JoieFarm's exploration of the classic red varieties of Burgundy - though, its decidedly BC New World. Sourced from the Naramata Bench, the wine is a nicely rounded example of the spicy, juicy and funky Gamay grape offering impressive depth on the nose with wild raspberry, white pepper, stewed plum and cherry cola aromas. The palate follows-up with fresh, vibrant acidity, mild, fine tannins and a flavour profile that ranges from wild, alpine fruit to savoury notes like cured meats and smoked cedar. The finish is long, balanced and palate-cleansing.

Sealed with a Stelvin cap to lock in the freshness. Enjoy this wine in its youth with cedar-plank, BBQ salmon (skin on and super crispy). Drink 2013-2015.
 - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2013

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