JoieFarm 2011 Gamay, Okanagan Valley, $24

By on June 15, 2013

British Columbia wineGamay is a rare grape in the Pacific Northwest, and the examples we do see tend to be delicious. It is best known in Beaujolais nouveau, a young Burgundian wine that is released each November, as well as the Loir Valley. This example from a top British Columbia producer offers alluring aromas of jasmine rice, plum, pomegranate and vanilla, followed by flavors of Montmorency cherry, plum and raspberry, all backed with approachable tannins. We love the bright flavors on this wine, which won a gold medal last month at the Riverside International Wine Competition.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 437 cases

Alcohol: 13%

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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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