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JoieFarm En Famille Reserve Pinot Noir
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16½/20

JoieFarm En Famille Reserve Pinot Noir 2015

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThe reserve is all dark cherry, wild cassis and inky plum fruit flavours but in a finessed, stately elegant manner with layers of wispy smoke, delicate exotic jasmine and star anise spicing. There is even a pinch of savoury cured meats woven throughout the ripe palate. Two vineyards (Naramata and Summerland) and nine clones are drawn from, destemmed into open top fermenters and pressed off into barrel for eight months (twenty percent new) before bottling and a years' rest prior to release. Riper style, and handled excellently. Cellar for a few years, or enjoy with duck confit or wild fowl and wild mushrooms now. Best yet.Tasted: 21 September 2017Tasted by: Treve Ring & Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 39.90 winery direct, private wine shops Producer: JoieFarmDistributors: Winery Direct
Varietal: Pinot NoirCSPC: 675900UPC: 692739000149