JoieFarm 2015 Pinot Blanc, Okanagan Valley, $23

By on May 5, 2016

joiefarm-pinot-blancPinot Blanc is most often found in the Alsace region of France, and it is a beautiful white wine that does well in cooler parts of the Pacific Northwest. The grape is a genetic mutation of Pinot Noir (as is Pinot Gris), and it tends to be a bit fuller in style than Pinot Gris. This gorgeous example from British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley is one of the best made. Aromas and flavors of ripe pear, honeydew melon and Golden Delicious apple are backed by ample acidity. This is a great wine to pair with halibut topped with mango salsa. This earned a gold medal at the 2016 Cascadia Wine Competition.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 560 cases

Alcohol: 13.1%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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