JoieFarm 2012 PTG, Okanagan Valley, $24

By on December 7, 2014

JoieFarm-PTG-2012-LabelThis cult winery on British Columbia’s Naramata Bench annually pays tribute to Burgundy with a 50/50 blend of Pinot Noir and Gamay, a traditional melange from Côte d’Or and Beaujolais referred to as Passe-Tout-Grains. There’s a savory thread behind the tones of dark strawberry, Italian plum and cherry, which are joined by sweet herbs, crushed walnut, pencil shavings and graphite. Its structure features mouthfilling pomegranate acidity and tannins that lean toward the softer side of the spectrum, which help it pair with barbecued salmon, wild game, charcuterie and red curries.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 650 cases

Alcohol: 13.6%

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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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