JoieFarm 2010 PTG, Okanagan Valley, $24

By on February 7, 2013

Joie_PTGHere is a rare red wine from one of the Northwest’s finest white wine producers. It’s an unusual blend of Gamay (52%) and Pinot Noir, and the name “PTG” stands for “Passe-Tout-Grains,” which refers to a rare wine in Burgundy that blends Pinot Noir from Côte d’Or with Gamay from Beaujolais. It is a surprisingly delicious wine with aromas of dusty cherry, sweet leather and smoky blackberry. On the palate, it reveals flavors of pomegranate, bold cherry and blackberry, along with a bit of black pepper. Mild oak and tannins allow the bright fruit and and acidity to take center stage. All the grapes come from the warm Naramata Bench near Penticton, British Columbia. Pair this with venison, barbecued pork or even rich salmon.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 843 cases

Alcohol: 13.7%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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