Bronze Medal, BC Wine Awards 2015
3.5 stars – Bill Zacharkiw– Wine Align – October 28, 2015
Great fruit and texture. Just a hint of oak, but this is all about gorgeous gamay fruit. Dark red berries, richer than expected texture and delicate tannin. One of the best gamays I have tasted from Joie.
90 points – Sara d’Amato – Wine Align – October 8, 2015
Rich and fleshy, this feisty gamay offers notes of smoky meat and greater body than previous incarnations. Notes of ripe cherry and spearmint, pomegranate and dried leaf make up the intricate palate. A gamay with the complexity of a pinot noir. Alcohol does feel a touch hot but there is great depth of flavour and excellent length. Tasted October 2015.
89 points – John Szabo – Wine Align – October 4, 2015
Another fine vintage for the Joie Farm Gamay, this edition a little more meaty and plush than the previous, offering dense, ripe, dark fruit flavours, mouth filling richness and alcohol (13.5% declared). This balances power and ripeness with soft, suave tannins and more than adequate acids to maintain freshness. Solid and satisfying all around. Drink or hold short term. Tasted October 2015.
Kurtis Kolt – MyWineCanada – September 29, 2015
89 points – Daenna van Mulligan – Wine Diva – September 28, 2015
Wild raspberries, red cherry, white pepper with floral and earthy notes at the core. The palate is juicy and silky; tangy red fruit and fine peppery spice flavours dominate. Good persistence – very charming.