Pinot Noir 2015 Reviews

 

91 points – John Schreiner – John Schreiner on Wine – October 2017

This is a blend of three clones from three different vineyards. That is not for volume but for complexity, which also applies to how the wine is made. It is aged 10 months in a mix of large casks, puncheons and barriques. “This mix is intentionally larger format to provide a larger wine to wood ratio as not to overwhelm the delicate fruit profile of this Pinot Noir,” the winery notes explain. It begins with aromas of raspberry and cherry. Those aromas are echoed on the palate, mingled with spice and toasted oak. The wine is full-bodied.

PTG 2015 Reviews

91 points – John Schreiner – John Schreiner on Wine – October 2017

This is 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Gamay. The full-bodied wine was aged 10 months in a variety of French oak vessels (10% new). The wine begins with aromas of cherry, plum and toasted oak which are echoed on the palate. There is a note of spice on the lingering finish.

90 points – Tony Aspler – September 2017

Ruby colour; cherry pit nose with a candied raspberry note; medium-bodied, dry, lovely mouth-feel; cherry, red plum with a licorice note and a floral grace note.

 

 

Gamay 2015 Reviews

90 points – John Schreiner – John Schreiner on Wine – October 2017

The wine begins with aromas of cherry mingled with toasty notes (the wine was aged 10 months on the fine lees in French oak). On the palate, the savoury cherry flavours are both rich and juicy, with a long finish.

 

 

“En Famille” Reserve Pinot Noir 2015 Reviews

 93 points – John Schreiner – John Schreiner on Wine – October 2017

The wine blends nine clones from two vineyards. The wine was aged eight months in medium toast French oak barrels (20% new, 30% second fill, 50% neutral). Dark in colour and concentrated in texture, this is a powerful, almost brooding, Pinot Noir that will age well. Aromas of plum and cherry mingle with so-called forest floor spice. On the palate, the raspberry and cherry flavours are intense, giving way to notes of chocolate on the lingering finish.

92 points – Tony Aspler – September 2017

Medium ruby colour; earthy, cherry with oak spice on the nose, tobacco and floral top notes; medium to full-bodied, dry, cherry and currant flavours; velvety mouth-feel, richly extracted, firmly structured and well-balanced with resolved tannins. (92)

2015 Pinot Noir Awards

Gold Medal, 2017 Cascadia Wine Awards, Oregon

Silver Medal, 2017 Pacific Rim Wine Competition, California

 

2015 PTG Awards

Silver Medal, 2017 Cascadia Wine Awards, Oregon

 

2015 Gamay Awards

Double Gold Medal, 2017 Cascadia Wine Awards, Oregon

 

“En Famille” Reserve Pinot Noir 2014 Reviews

93 points – Rick VanSickle – Wines in Niagara – August 30, 2016

This is from Joie’s top tier and it lives up to the billing — a highly aromatic nose of rich cherry, incense, toasted barrel spices, caramel and violets. Ripe cherry is the driving force on the palate with silky tannins, integrated spice and plenty of uplifting acidity to keep everything in check. Just a gorgeous, balanced quintessential Okanagan Pinot with its own identity and intrigue.

89 Points – Steve Thurlow – Wine Align – August 30, 2016

This is a delicious fruity ripe pinot that is not that complex but is well crafted with a good depth of flavour and fine balance. Expect aromas of black raspberry and plum fruit with nutty and leather notes and delicate oak spice. Midweight to full bodied with good length, just a tad on the flabby side with very mild tannin. Enjoy with a rare steak. Best 2016 to 2018. Tasted August 2016.

90 Points – Sara D’Amato – Wine Align – August 29, 2016

A carefully crafted, well-measured pinot noir with a velvety, tannic texture and impressive depth of flavour. The alcohol is nicely restrained and the nose is highly expressive with notes of bramble, toasted almond, tomato leaf, cherry and new leather. The palate offers elegance with fresh but unobtrusive acidity and slight meatiness. Very good length. Best 2017-2019.

92.5 Points – Tony Aspler – TonyAspler.com – August 21, 2016

Deeper ruby than the previous Pinot; spicy, vanilla oak, ripe cherry and red plum bouquet with a thread of minerality; full-bodied, dry, richly-extracted, vivid fruit flavours, beautifully balanced with great structure.

 

PTG 2014 Reviews

91 points – Rick VanSickle – Wines in Niagara – August 30, 2016

A classic blend from JoieFarm of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Gamay. It’s a unique Canadian wine with a nose of black cherry cane cola, plums, raspberries and a full range of savoury spices. It is juicy on the palate with some tannic structure to go with black cherry, black licorice, pepper and spice. Ripe and delicious.

89.5 points – Tony Aspler – TonyAspler.com – August 21, 2016

Ruby-purple colour; cedary, spicy, cherry pit nose with a light oak note; medium-bodied, dry, cherry and cranberry flavours with a touch of tannin on the finish. Well balanced and firm

88 points – Steve Thurlow – Wine Align – August 19, 2016

Passe-tout-grains is a Burgundian term for a blend of pinot noir and gamay. This is a dry red with delicate plum aromas and flavours with lemon, smoke and basil tones. It is very dry, midweight and well balanced with good to very good length. Try with Bbq sausages. Best 2016 to 2018. Tasted August 2016.