JoieFarm 2012 Pinot Blanc - 90pts

JoieFarm 2012 Pinot Blanc (Naramata Bench) Okanagan Valley - BC

: Direct from winery here and VQA stores
Cost: $22.90
Alcohol: 12.5%
Production: 288 cases
Date Tasted: April 29th, 2013

Tasting Notes: Happily, the Pinot Blanc remains in the JoieFarm line-up for the 2012 vintage, though, at first blush, it's nearly unrecognizable when compared to the opulent 2011 edition. The mineral-infused, bright palate sees a shift from warm and feminine to crisp and masculine, but beyond its acidic facade lies an expressive wine with layers of orchard and citrus fruit, especially on the beautiful, honeydew-drenched nose.

Don't expect this wine to age like the 2011. Employ as an attention getting Summer sipper when you want to jolt your senses or pair it with a complex salad with pecans and goat cheese. Drink 2013-2014.
  - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2013

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