Each year, this Naramata Bench winery near Penticton, British Columbia, produces one of the Pacific Northwest’s top-scoring rosés, and this blend of Pinot Noir (70%) and Gamay does not disappoint. On the appearance, it comes across as a cherry wine with its dark color, and indeed, there’s ebullience with suggestive aromas of Rainier cherry, raspberry and plum juice, joined by Red Hots candy. On the palate, it’s beautiful with a rich mouth feel of black currant, raspberry and Montmorency cherry. There’s a kiss of sweetness at 1% residual sugar, but there’s also a backing of cleansing acidity and a touch of orange oil. Re-Think Pink now accounts for about 20 percent of JoieFarm’s production and thankfully, after a decade of operation, JoieFarm created an on-premise tasting room this spring.
Production: 3,145 cases