JoieFarm 2012 Gamay - 88pts

JoieFarm 2012 Gamay (Naramata Bench) Okanagan Valley - BC

Availability: Direct from winery here
Cost: $23.90
Alcohol: 13.5%
Production: 490 cases
Date Tasted: January 21st, 2015

Tasting Notes: This medium-ruby hued Gamay is sourced from a single-vineyard on the Naramata Bench and boasts an engaging, savoury nose of cured meats, bay leaf, warm rocks, onion salt and white pepper aromas with ripe berry notes adding a layer of sweetness to the developing bouquet.

Though the palate is "fruit-forward", it is by no means one-dimensional, offering fresh, wild berry acidity and flavours with added notes of iron and dry herbs and supported by mild, fine tannins. The moderate finish is balanced and palate-cleansing - perfect for food pairing. Enjoy this wine in its youth with Westcoast cusine like cedar-plank, BBQ salmon (skin on and super crispy). Drink 2015-2017.
 - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2015

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