JoieFarm 2011 A Noble Blend - 91pts

JoieFarm 2011 A Noble Blend (Naramata Bench) Okanagan Valley - BC

Availability: Direct from winery here and VQA stores
Cost: $23.90
Alcohol: 12.7%
Production: 3467 cases, 486 magnums
Date Tasted: April 8th, 2012

Tasting Notes: For the second year in a row the blend for the JoieFarm flagship wine remains a Riesling-Gewurztraminer leading concoction of exotic fruit characters and well-balanced, refreshing acidity. The final blend is 38% Riesling, 33% Gewurztraminer, 14% Pinot Blanc, 11% Pinot Auxerrois and 4% Schoenberger, yet the key ingredient is the balance of acid to residual sugar that JoieFarm pulls-off consistently each year no matter which varieties are used or from where they are sourced. A winemaker's wine that, yes, starts with good fruit in the vineyard, but really comes together in the winery during assemblage. Enjoy this wine in its youth as it is drinking beautifully today. Drink now-2015.
 - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2012

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