JoieFarm 2009 Reserve Chardonnay - 91+pts

JoieFarm 2009 Reserve Chardonnay (Naramata Bench) Okanagan Valley - BC

Availability: Direct from winery here. Private and VQA wine shops
Cost: $29.90 (direct)
Alcohol: 13.2%
Production: 502 cases
Date Tasted: September 20th, 2010

Tasting Notes: The perfect white wine to ease you into Autumn with an excellent balance of creamy, MLF notes and ripe orchard fruit. A gorgeous nose of candied pears, cold butter and river rocks is presented subtly followed by increased intensity on the dry palate with lush poached pear characters, slick minerality and some tropical fruit notes. Sits lovingly on your palate with evenly matched energetic acid and glycerol fullness. The long, long finish delights with both savoury oak and ripe pear fruit flavours and just a touch of lingering spice. Utterly charming now, but should age nicely if properly cared for. Drink 2011-2017.
 - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2011