Bronze, BC Wine Awards 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.