JoieFarm 2010 Reserve Pinot Noir - 88pts

JoieFarm 2010 Reserve Pinot Noir (Naramata Bench) Okanagan Valley - BC

Availability: Direct from winery here
Cost: $39.90
Alcohol: 13.5%
Production: 189 cases
Date Tasted: August 27th, 2012

Tasting Notes: The first single varietal release of Pinot Noir for JoieFarm whose previous relationship with the heartbreak grape was limited to their popular PTG blend of Pinot and Gamay. Part of the winery's new expanded list of Reserve tier wines, this is a fruit-forward and fresh expression of the thin-skinned grape offering lively aromas of cherry, baking spice, light oak and raisin. The dry palate has good continuity from the nose with a similar flavour profile of red fruits wrapped in moderate tannins and acidity then capped by an easy-drinking mouth feel. Not an overly complex Pinot but a well executed one. Ready to be enjoyed now with duck or other game-y meets. Drink 2012-2016.
- Liam Carrier ©copyright 2012

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