JoieFarm 2010 A Noble Blend - 90pts
Availability: Direct from the winery here and private wine shops
Cost: $23.90 (direct)
Production: 2671 cases, 552 magnums
Date Tasted: April 21st, 2011
Tasting Notes: Despite the noticeable change in component percentage with a sizable increase to the amount of Riesling (now 43% Gewurztraminer, 38% Riesling, 14% Pinot Auxerrois and 5% Pinot Gris) the JoieFarm Noble Blend is so consistant in its execution of pure tastiness. Compared to the 2009 release, the 2010 has a bit more of an acidic kick; a hallmark of the cooler, yet longer growing season. Otherwise, all of the delicate, feminine characters return on the nose and off-dry palate: sweet lychee, spicy grapefruit, aromatic orange blossoms, candied fruits and strong stonefruit. A nice vein of citrus fruit runs through the medium-bodied palate which finishes long with a bit of lingering spice. Drink 2011-2013.
- Liam Carrier ©copyright 2011 IconWines.ca