Quails' Gate Estate Winery 2014 Old Vines Foch (West Kelowna) Okanagan Valley - BC
Availability: Direct from winery here and VQA stores
Production: 3750 cases
Date Tasted: December 22nd, 2016
Tasting Notes: Quail's Gate produces 3 wines from its older Marechal Foch plantings; a fortified wine, a beautiful reserve wine and this drink-now, table wine. As a table wine, this Foch lacks the refinement and smoothness of its reserve-tier cousin, but answers the "and now for something different" call you yearn to place, from time-to-time, when looking for an alternate companion for roasts or steak dinners.
It brings a wildness and funkiness to the table not found in other varieties, or even other hybrids, with an intriguing combination of brambly blue fruit, earth tones, spicy cured meats and potpourri. Fresh and lively with spice and raspberry seed flavours on the moderate finish. Drink now-2019.
- Liam Carrier ©copyright 2016 IconWines.ca