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Organic Market Red, 2019

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2019 Okanagan Valley 750 mL, 12.2% ALC/VOL
  • Marechal Foch
  • Pinot Noir
Critic's Rating 88 pts

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Made from earlier (7-10 days) harvested Foch from old vines, and fermented wild (both AF & ML) with 40% whole clusters. Blended with judicious amounts of Pinot, it is partially tank aged and partially neutral barrel aged for 5-6 months then bottled to capture the floral, herbal, juicy freshness.

Critic's Rating

Pretty tasty wine for $20, it combines estate Pinot Noir and Marechal Foch from vines that average 30 years old. The nose shows black cherries, black currants, anise, subtle spice and cedar. It’s soft and supple on the palate with more red fruits and underlying currants, plums and spice accents.
- Rick VanSickle, Wine in Niagara
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The 2018 vintage was featured in November's Wine Club package, 2021.

Tasting notes written by Tony Aspler.

Geographical Indication: BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Varietal: Marechal Foch (80%) & Pinot Noir (20%)
Vineyard: Estate Vineyard
Residual Sugar: 0.82 g/L
Cases Produced: 519

Appearance: Deep purple in colour.
Nose: A nose of black cherries and black plum with a cedary note.
Palate: Medium-bodied, dry, sour cherry and plum flavours carried on fresh acidity. Reminiscent of a Beaujolais cru.
Quality: Very Good+. 88.5 points. Drink now or hold 1 – 2 years. Chillable.

Food Pairing: Tuscan farro soup, flat iron steak with red wine sauce, beef bourguignon with pearl onions, duck pot pie, and smoked paprika salmon with wilted spinach.