Quails' Gate Estate Winery Old Vines Foch 2009
Okanagan Valley, Canada
Natalie's Score: 87/100
Community Score: 4.3/5 Community Reviews: 3
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Product #: 639625
Wine Type: Red Wine
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Bottle size: 750 ml
Winery: Quails' Gate Estate Winery
Agent: Appellation Wines
More Vintages: 2010
Note: I publish batches of reviews that I call Good Values Wine Picks. These are from the regular section of the liquor store rather than the Vintages section, and tend to be lower priced and the most widely available of all wines. The last four reviews I did were: September 11, July 26, September 12 and March 7. Quails' Gate Estate Winery Old Vines Foch 2009 Wine Review
Black cherry liqueur flavours run through the heart of this rich, full-bodied red. Terrific intensity. Foch food pairings: roasted duck breast, vanilla and fennel polenta, leg confit croquettes and duck jus. This Quails' Gate Estate Winery Old Vines Foch 2009 was reviewed by January 3, 2012 Natalie MacLean
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Lesley rated this wine as 86/100 with the following review: I love getting to try out lesser known varietals like Foch. This Old Vine wine has many followers and I can see why. Dark rich smoky leather aromas jump out of the glass, at you. The wine is sweaty like a Bordeaux but tart like a Sangiovese. I think it could make a fabulous winter stew wine or even a great companion to a strong Blue Cheese.
Named for the French World War I hero, General Ferdinand Foch, Marechal Foch grapes produce an intense and full bodied red wine. This Old Vines Foch was harvested in October 2009 from 27 year old vines in our Osoyoos vineyard. This site provides maximum heat during the growing season and produces very ripe, concentrated fruit picked at over 28 Brix, creating a classic Marechal Foch. Fermented to near dryness and aged in American oak barrels for 18 months, this wine will improve for up to 5 years.
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Serve Quails' Gate Estate Winery Old Vines Foch 2009 between 60-65 degrees Farenheit or 15-18 degrees Celsius.
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