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JoieFarm A Noble Blend
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16¼/20

JoieFarm A Noble Blend 2018

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThis BC icon is very vintage dependant, as it should be. In 2018, it's Gew dominant, followed by riesling, pinot puxerrois, pinot blanc, and muscat, and sourced from vineyards from Kelowna to Skaha Bench (top half of the valley). Each variety was vinified and rested separately in stainless before the final blend was made. Strewn with meadow herbs, tight pear, green apple, lime, grapefruit, fragrant elderflower and soap bubbles, the medium bodied palate is snappy with acidity, holding off the 4 g/l RS padding the mid. There's a slight watery core, which is beneficial when you're dealing with such intense grapes. The finish lingers with a dusting of ginger spice, warming the back of the palate. Youthful still, and blessedly under screw cap, so will keep this freshness for a while.Tasted: 03 September 2019Tasted by: Prices: BC 25.90 winery direct Producer: JoieFarmDistributors: Winery Direct
Blend: Gewürztraminer - Riesling - Pinot Auxerrois - Pinot Blanc - MuscatCSPC: 138263UPC: 00692739000019