JoieFarm 2017 A Noble Blend - 89pts

JoieFarm 2017 A Noble Blend (Okanagan Valley) BC

: Direct from winery here, BCLDB stores and VQA stores
Cost: $25.90 including taxes
Alcohol: 12.6%
Production: 5779 cases
Date Tasted: May 1st, 2018

Tasting Notes: JoieFarm's flagship blend of 49% Gewurztraminer, 32% Riesling, 9% Pinot Auxerrois and 4% Muscat sourced from Naramata Bench, Summerland and East Kelowna vineyards is decidedly dryer for the 2017 vintage with a refreshing and aromatic nose giving way to citrus-infused, mouth-watering palate. 

There is good complexity and texture on offer with layers of spices and herbs and exotic fruits beyond the upfront grapefruit and stonefruit aromas and flavours. Further development is possible, though, the lack of residual sugar may limit its potential (and its effectiveness at taming sun-drenched decks). Drink now-2020.
 - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2018

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