Recline Ridge Winery 2011 Maréchal Foch, British Columbia, $20

By on November 24, 2014

Recline Ridge Winery Marechal Foch botttleBefore the government-sponsored pullout after the NAFTA, much of the British Columbia wine industry was built upon winter-hardy hybrids such as this tribute to the French war hero Ferdinand Foch. This winery near Shuswap Lake north of Kelowna has a tradition of excelling with wines from the aging vines, and this vintage hints at Syrah more than Pinot Noir with its gamy nose of black currant, blueberry, mince meat with spices and horehound. Those dark purple fruity notes are matched on the palate, which is rather sensual with its rich structure and finish of fig jam and blueberry seed tannin.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 250 cases

Alcohol: 12.1%

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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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