Great Northwest Wine top 100 wines of 2014: 20-11

By on December 30, 2014

16. JoieFarm 2013 Re-Think Pink Rosé, Okanagan Valley, $21

joiefarm-re-think-pink-rose-2013-labelPinot Noir from some of the more moderate sites in the Okanagan Valley and Gamay (40%) from St. Hubertus Vineyard near Kelowna are farmed specifically to make this rosé, and the results reflect that focus in the hands of Heidi Noble and Michael Dinn, who’ve developed one of the West Coast’s premier programs for aromatic wines on the Naramata Bench. Their pink turns to gold each year in competitions, starting with aromas of strawberry jam, dusty raspberry, rose petal and Jolly Rancher watermelon candy. It dances with fresh cherry and raspberry flavors on the fruity palate, accented with beautiful minerality and backed by lingering Meyer lemon in the finish to balance the residual sugar of 1%. The longer it stays in the glass, the better it gets.

Production: 2,838 cases

Alcohol: 12.7%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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