Muscat 2016 Reviews

89 points – John Szabo – Wine Align – April 2017

A classically perfumed, fragrant, very grapey muscat here from Joie Farm, a bit of a specialist in this lonely genre. There’s a lovely amalgam of elderflower and lemongrass, lemon and grapefuit, fresh tarragon and lavender on a dry, light, crisp frame. The moderate length finish is punctuated by a characteristic point of bitterness. Perfectly representative of the variety.

90 points – Rick Vansickle – Wines in Niagara – April 2017

I do love this spicy rendition of Muscat, chock full of cloves and other spices on top of peach, lemon and star fruit on the nose. It’s has a fresh and dry impression on the palate, with rousing spice notes, exotic fruits, lemon and lime with a crisp finish.

87 points – David Lawrason – Wine Align – April 2017

This has a very lifted and interesting muscat nose of lavender, lemon, wasabi, anise and floral notes. It’s mid-weight, dry and tart edged, quite grippy and high in acidity, which will certainly make it very refreshing on a hot summer day. But there is an austerity here that is a bit unexpected. Very lemony on the finish. Tasted April 2017

Kurtis Kolt – The Georgia Straight – March 2017

Another pleasurable sipper that checks in at only 10.8 percent alcohol, so you can easily enjoy a couple of glasses without it weighing you down. When you’re swirling it in the glass, the aromatics are so darn pretty. Litchi, jasmine, rose petals, and grapefruit zest will fill the room, then charge their way onto your palate with a bunch of crunchy green grapes in tow.

2016 Muscat Awards

Silver Medal, 2017 Cascadia Wine Awards, Oregon

Muscat 2015 Reviews

90 points – Liam Carrier – IconScores.ca – May 12, 2016

Sourced from the winery’s home vineyard on the Naramata Bench, this Muscat will brighten the cloudiest of days with its cheerful, feminine profile of peach skin, nectarine, creamy lemon drop, sweetened flowers, grapes and light spice notes on the delicate nose and the slightly off-dry, well-balanced palate. An effortless drink and one ready to be consumed in its youth. Drink now-2018.

92 points – Rick VanSickle – Wines in Niagara – May 4, 2016

An exciting and unique nose of peach, star fruit, lime and grapefruit with a subtle anise note playing in the background. The sweetness works well with a broad range of exotic fruits and is balanced somewhat by the freshening, natural acidity.

92 points – Daenna Van Mulligen – Wine Scores / Wine Diva 

A wine I look forward to each new vintage. As the name suggests, there is a consistent purity to this wine, which is made from estate grown Moscato Giallo.
It bursts with provocative aromas of apricots, honey, white raisins, exotic citrus and summer blossoms. It is racy and immaculate in the mouth; again, sunwarmed apricot, honey and vibrant citrus flavours mingle on the palate. Lovely concentration, outlandishly expressive and virtually endless.

 

2015 Muscat Awards

Bronze Medal, 2016 Cascadia Wine Awards, Oregon