Entries by Noelle

“En Famille” Reserve Chardonnay 2015 Reviews

Kurtis Kolt – The Georgia Straight – March 2017 A departure from the Un-Oaked Chardonnay above, the “En Famille” take on the grape is fermented with native yeast and carries some enjoyable lifted oak, perfectly balancing all the wine’s orchard fruit. All the pears are here, too: Bosc! Anjou! Bartlett! Each one of them is perfectly ripe yet […]

Un-Oaked Chardonnay 2016 Reviews

90 points – Rick Vansickle – Wines in Niagara – April 2017 A highly aromatic and pure expression of Chardonnay with ripe tropical fruits, apple and citrus notes on the nose. It maintains freshness on the palate with a range of tropical fruit flavours, pineapple and touch of citrus to go with subtle minerality on the finish. A delight. […]

Muscat 2016 Reviews

90 points – Rick Vansickle – Wines in Niagara – April 2017 I do love this spicy rendition of Muscat, chock full of cloves and other spices on top of peach, lemon and star fruit on the nose. It’s has a fresh and dry impression on the palate, with rousing spice notes, exotic fruits, lemon and lime with a […]

A Noble Blend 2016 Reviews

88 points – Rick Vansickle – Wines in Niagara – April 2017 The blend is 38% Gewurztraminer, 37% Riesling, 11% Pinot Blanc, 8% Pinot Auxerrois and the rest Muscat. Made in the spirit of Gentil, a traditional Germanic varietal blend made in Alsace, this is a friendly and fresh white with a fragrant and exotic nose of lychee, […]

Rosé 2016 Reviews

88 points – Rick Vansickle – Wines in Niagara – April 2017 The blend is 75% Pinot Noir and 25% Gamay with a nose of fresh-picked raspberries, cherry, strawberry and light herb notes. It’s slightly off-dry on the palate with ripe red fruits and a smooth, delicious and perky finish. 87 points – Liam Carrier – Icon Scores – April 2017 A […]

2017 Cascadia Wine Competition Winners Announced!

The 2017 Cascadia Wine Competition in Oregon has concluded and the winners announce! JoieFarm has taken home an award for each wine submitted! Double Gold:  2016 Quotidien Brut (to be released in May), 2015 ‘En Famille’ Reserve Riesling (newly released) and 2015 Gamay (not yet released) Gold:  2016 ‘A Noble Blend’ (available in our online […]