JoieFarm Winery 2015 A Noble Blend, Okanagan Valley, $24

By on May 20, 2016

joie noble blendJoieFarm on the Naramata Bench in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley every year produces its Noble Blend, consistently dialing in on high-quality hallmarked by spicy aromatics, fresh fruit flavors and bright acidity, all led by Gewürztraminer. For 2015, winemaker Heidi Noble’s blend is supported by dollops of Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Auxerrois and Schönburger. As usual, the latest release displays spice, lychee and a bit of grapefruit in its aromas, followed by flavors of lychee, papaya, tart lime and lemon, starfruit and melon. It all finishes with juicy, crisp acidity that blankets what little sugar there is — 0.07%. This earned a gold medal and best British Columbia wine at the 2016 Cascadia Wine Competition.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 6,000 cases

Alcohol: 13.6%

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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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