Rosé 2015 Reviews

91 points – Rick VanSickle – Wines In Niagara – May 4, 2016

A blend of Pinot Noir (70%) and Gamay, this just-right rose style shows a bright pink hue and has an expressive nose of raspberry, rhubarb and strawberry with a subtle hint of herbs. It’s perfectly dry on the palate with a range of red fruits including red currants, cran-cherry and strawberry with refreshing and mouth-watering acidity. Delicious.

90 points – Daenna van Mulligan – Wine Scores / Wine Diva 

It’s the herald of spring – the always anticipated JoieFarm Re-Think Pink! Rose. Heidi Noble has been making her trademark pink in a serious manner before pink became uber-popular.
As typical, it is made from Pinot Noir (70%) and Gamay. I approve the lower (4 grams per litre) residual sugar of this vintage.
The colour is expected ruby with an intense nose of kumquats, cranberry, strawberry and red currents layered with forest floor, leather, tealeaf and fine spice. It has notable structure, focused acidity and a long zesty finish.
Pair: Seafood, white meats, cheese and charcuterie, salads and curries or spicy chilled noodle salads.

89 points – Sara d’Amato – Wine Align – April 24, 2016

A serious rosé endeavouring wine drinkers to “re-think pink” – a noble objective. A very peppery rosé based on gamay and pinot noir. Colour is nicely pigmented. Dry with notes of rhubarb, raspberry lemonade, cherry, red pepper and rose. Fleshy and substantial but nicely balanced with lively acidity and a touch of savory dried herbs. Great length. Tasted April 2016.

88 points – Steve Thurlow – Wine Align – April 17, 2016

This is a red wine drinkers summer wine, it is really just a pale red. The nose shows mild aromas of rhubarb and cherry fruit with some aromatic herbal notes. The palate is midweight and finely balanced by soft acidity with a long fruity finish. Try with a ham sandwich. Very good length. Best 2016 to 2017. Tasted April 2016.

88 points – Liam Carrier – IconScores.ca – April 12, 2016

A very consistent wine, year-to-year, with a distinct colour and profile offering juicy, red fruit and light, dried herbs on the expressive nose and the slightly, off-dry, textured palate where the residual sugar is balanced beautifully by tart cranberry acidity, light tannins and tangy citrus notes. Your go-to, feel-good rosé. Drink now-2016.

 

 

 

2015 Rosé Awards

Bronze Medal, 2016 Pacific Rim Wine Awards, California

Silver Medal, 2016 Cascadia Wine Awards, Oregon