Our guest, F & L, brought a wonderful wine to go with our lunch. I’ve asked F to review fo us.
I was first introduced to Quail’s Gate Old Vines Foch over 15 years ago and
it remains one of my favourite BC wines ever since. As a member of their
Wine Club a bottle of the Reserve offering is typically included in a number
of their quarterly shipments.
I had the pleasure of sharing the 2017 Reserve with some close friends and
it never fails to impress. One needs to let this wine breath (decant even)
for a short while before indulging. A medium bodied wine, it is smooth on
the palate and conjures up thoughts of dark ripe fruit, coffee and olives.
It has a lingering finish enticing you to take another sip. The (not to be
diminished) non reserve Old Vines Foch is available through the BCLD stores
(SKU: 639625 – $25.99) but the Reserve 2018 is only available from the
winery itself (https://www.quailsgate.com/collection/red-wines/)