2013 Pinot Noir Awards

Bronze, BC Wine Awards 2015

Pinot Noir 2013 Reviews

89 points – Beppi Crosariol – The Globe and Mail – May 24, 2016
Medium-weight and very dry, with fine-grained tannins for admirable structure, Joie’s 2013 pinot exhibits the sort of classic pinot characters that should please fans of red Burgundy, with sunny, cherry-like fruit at its core and a savoury, earthy side suggesting beetroot, mushrooms and spice. Versatile at the table, it would match particularly well with grilled salmon. Available at the above price in Ontario; $24 in British Columbia and Alberta.
89 points – Steve Thurlow – Wine Align – November 30, 2015
2013 was a difficult vintage so this wine is a testament to the good winemaking practices at Joie and it proves that the best winemakers can succeed even in the difficult years. Expect aromas of red cherry and raspberry fruit with a touch of oak spice and a hint of mushroom. It is light to medium bodied with a balanced palate and good length. Try with a chicken pot pie. Best 2015 to 2018. Tasted November 2015.
91 points – Tim Pawsey – North Shore News – October 4, 2015

This Summerland and Naramata-sourced Pinot balances silky tannins with cherry and earthy notes and just the right streak of acidity to work with the fish ($35, 91 points). Or, if you prefer to stick with tradition, you could even serve it with turkey.

89 points – John Szabo – Wine Align – October 4, 2015

Joie has made a cracking range of 2013 light reds (pinot noir, gamay), especially evident in this pure pinot noir. No Reserve wine was made in this troublesome vintage, which means that (a strict selection of) all fruit was “declassified” into this regular bottling. The result is a fine value, showing some of the heat of the vintage in the black cherry fruit character, more new world than old, while retaining hallmark Joie Farm crunchy acids and fine-grained tannins. This is ready to enjoy now, or will certainly hold another 2-3 years at least in the cellar. Tasted October 2015.