JoieFarm 2011 Riesling, Okanagan Valley, $23

By on January 29, 2013

Put this winery from British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley on your “stuck on a desert island” list because Heidi Noble and Michael Dinn are simply making some of the most beautifully balanced wines in the Pacific Northwest. This superb Riesling is a bold wine with aromas of baked pear, candy corn and tangerine, followed by marvelous flavors of apple, lime, peach and grapefruit. It is a bit off-dry at 1.9% residual sugar, but the 3.11 pH beautifully and brightly balances much of the sweetness. The result is a spine-tingling, lip-smacking Riesling to pair with seared scallops, pasta in a cream sauce or a piping hot bowl of potato soup on a cold winter day.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 780 cases

Alcohol 12.4%

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