Saturday, April 07, 2007

Joie A Noble Blend 2005

Who made it: Joie Vineyards
What varietal(s): 23 % Pinot Blanc, 21% Gewürztraminer, 20% Riesling, 18% Kerner, 8% Muscat, 5% Auxerrois and 2% Ehrenfelser
Where: Okanagan Valley, BC
Why drink it: Because it’s very good
Extra, extra: $20, 12.2%, screw cap, no oak

This pale lemon-gold wine has an aromatic nose of spice, pineapple, lychee, peach and floral notes. With mouth-watering acidity, this off-dry, medium-high acidity white is medium bodied, smooth and silky. Fruit (peaches, pineapple, apple and a hint of grapefruit), honey and spice fill your mouth and the finish is long. Fresh, with complex flavours, this wine is great alone or with spicy foods.

Joie wines are sometimes hard to find, so get on their mailing list or scour private wine shops or try it next time you see it at a restaurant. I love this wine, along with the other Joie wines. Enjoy!

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