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Vieni Estates Vintage Reserve Foch 2012 Wine Review

Vieni Estates Vintage Reserve Foch 2012

Vieni Estates Vintage Reserve Foch 2012

Ontario V.Q.A., Canada

Community Score:89/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $19.95

Drink: Now

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Vieni Estates

Agent: Vieni Estates Inc.

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Reviews and Ratings

Matt Steeves - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Black in colour, this is a deeply coloured and very flavourful Foch. Smokey, with layers of dark berries, and a unique aroma that's reminiscent of a Christmas-time horse ride. Pari with game and roasted vegetables. Tasted June 2015. 90 points. Matt Steeves
Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

An opaque dark garnet red wine with an inky, ripe red fruit nose with slight barnyard notes. The palate ripe gives red fruit, meaty, slight smoke with a smooth, long inky finish.
Heather Wall - CS; WSET Advanced reviewed this wine as follows:

Foch is believed to be a non-specific French hybrid red wine. It's not a grape I'm super familiar with and don't see a lot of. This Niagara version is deep ruby and inky. This red wine spent time in Ontario oak and has a resin nose. Other aromas and flavours: smoke, oak, black cherry, black raspberry, baking spices and leather. Mild tannins and medium+ acidity. Not familiar enough to score. Suggest roasted red meats, game stew, BBQ burger.
Tasted: June 2015
Purple, funky and foxy, this Niagara red wine is made from Foch vines planted in 1989. - Community Wine Reviews

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