JoieFarm 2011 PTG, Okanagan Valley, $24

By on June 11, 2013

British Columbia wineThis unusual but traditional Burgundian blend of Gamay (52%) and Pinot Noir (48%) is known as “passe-tout-grains,” hence the name “PTG.” Owners Michael Dinn and Heidi Noble focus on food-friendly wines, and this red fits their strategy perfectly. It opens with aromas of fresh boysenberry juice, milk chocolate, Bing cherry and forest floor. On the palate, it offers huge flavors of cherry and raspberry. Its stunning acidity and velvety tannins provide impeccable structure and balance. This won a gold medal last month at the Riverside International Wine Competition.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 530 cases

Alcohol: 13.2%

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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.