Pinot Blanc 2015 Reviews

88 points – John Szabo – Wine Align – May 14, 2016

Joie has crafted a technically spot on, clean, fresh and ripe pinot blanc here in 2015, with fresh-from-the-vat fermentation aromas of banana and green apple, and delicate white blossom florality. The just off-dry palate (8 grams of residual sugar/liter) is freshened and enlivened with the merest CO2 spritz and sufficient acids to keep things fairly tight. It makes for a light and easy-drinking, breezy patio style wine that will please widely. Pinot Blanc clearly has an affinity for the Okanagan Valley, as this well balanced, if straightforward, example shows. Tasted May 2016.

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

A harmonious nose of citrus, apple and minerality that excites the senses. It’s juicy with a touch of sweetness that highlights the apple and other orchard fruits all delivered through a polished, clean finish.

90 points – Liam Carrier – IconScores.ca – May 1, 2016

A delicious and aromatic Pinot Blanc sourced from St. Hubertus Winery’s vineyard in East Kelowna. Peach and sweet melon aromas grace the layered nose with fresh flowers, apple skin and grape seed notes adding depth. The palate has rounded edges of plump orchard and melon fruit with a tangy core of citrus acidity and steely minerality. Lime zest lingers on the long finish. Drink now-2018.

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

This pinot blanc gives great personality to a varietal that can often be neutral. Brimming with fruit both on the intensely aromatic nose and on the palate with flavours such as melon, green apple, peach and honeysuckle. Lush and clean with only a hint of sweetness Fresh, pure and widely appealing. Tasted April 2016.

 

 

 

2015 Pinot Blanc Awards

Silver Medal, 2016 Dan Berger International Wine Competition (formerly Riverside)

Gold Medal, 2016 Cascadia Wine Awards, Oregon