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We will close at 6:30pm on Wednesday, October 22 for a private charity tasting.

Thursday, October 23 from 4 to 7

BC Wine Awards

As our tastings last week at which we poured 2014 BC Wine Awards medal winners were so popular we checked inventory to see if we could do more. Well, we could do a number of them. However, this will be the final one with this theme.These wines are gold and silver medellists.

The wines being poured are:

Dirty Laundry Say Yes Pinot Gris 2013, $19.99
Fort Berens Cabernet Franc 2012, $26.99
Gray Monk Unwooded Chardonnay 2013, $16.99
Moraine Pinot Noir 2012, $22.50
Poplar Grove Merlot 2010, $30.00

  
   

Saturday, October 25 from 3 to 6

Joie

JOIEFARM

JoieFarm is a multi-international award winning winery located on the Naramata Bench with a very tiny vineyard, what must be very good relationships with its growers and a a multi-talented winemaker and management/ownership team.

On tasting four of the five wines we will pour, John Schreiner wrote "These are wines from a producer at the top of its game."

The wines being poured are:

JoieFarm A Noble Blend 2013, $23.90
"There are six varietals in this blend: Gewürztraminer (45%), Riesling (38%), Pinot Auxerrois (8%), Pinot Blanc (4%),Muscat (4%) and Schönburger (1%). Not surprisingly, this is quite aromatic, with aromas of rose petals, spice, lychee and peach. On the palate, there are layers of fruit flavours - grapefruit, lychee, guava with a dash of lime on the finish. The texture is full, with 10.6 grams of residual sugar against moderate acidity. The finish lingers." 91pts...John Schreiner.
Silver - Los Angeles International Wine Awards
Silver - San Francisco International Wine Competition
Silver - Riverside International Wine Competition
Silver - 2014 Great NOrthwest Wine Competition

JoieFarm Un-oaked Chardonnay 2013, $22.87
"This is a ripe and juicy white, with aromas of pineapple and apple. The wine has a generous palate, with flavours of apples and white peaches. The model is Chablis and Macon but with the Okanagan ripeness, resulting in 14.1% alcohol." 90pts...John Schreiner
Silver- Riverside International Wine Competition

JoieFarm Muscat 2013, $22.87
"This is made from the winery's own two acres of Moscato Giallo, or Yellow Muscat, grapes. The intensity of the aromas and flavours is remarkable. It begins with the classic aromas of spice and ginger. On the palate, there are grapey flavours, with notes of lime. The wine is balanced to finish just slightly off-dry. The moderate 12% alcohol gives the wine just the touch of lightness that saves it from overwhelming the palate with its intensity." 91 pts...John Schreiner.

JoieFarm PTG 2012, $23.86
PTG is short for "Passe-Tout-Grains, which is whatt Burgundian winemakers call blends of Pinot Noir and Gamay. "Joie Farm's PTG is back en form here in 2012 with this lively, crunchy, red fruit-cherry-strawberry scdented wine, excactly as it should be, with a juicy, succulent palate to match. Tannins are light and fine grained, acids crisp, and the finish lingers on impressively. Fine stuff, infinitely dirinkable." 90 pts. John Szabo, Wine Align
Silver - Decanter World Wine Awards
Bronze - San Francisco International Wine Competition
Bronze - Los Angeles International Wine Awards
Bronze - Riverside International Wine Competition
Bronze - Great Northwst Wine Competition

JoieFarm "Re-Think Pink" Rosé 2013, $20.93
"This is one of the three Okanagan rosé wines launched in the mid-1990s that have made it popular to drink pink. Now, well over half the wineries offer rosé wines and consumers recognize that these are delicious throughout the year. The JoieFarm rosé a blend of Pinot Noir (60%) and Gamay (40%). The hue is almost fluorescently bright and is visually appealing. The aromas are quite dramatic; cherry and strawberry burst from the glass. The wine delivers those berry flavours, along with a hint of raspberry and a touch of sage. The wine is balanced to finish refreshingly dry." 90pts...John Schreiner
Silver - Los Angeles International Wine Awards
Silver - Great Northwesst Wine Competition
Bronze - Riverside International Wine Competition

   

Contact Sip Wines

sipwines@sipwines.ca

Ironwood Plaza
Unit 1030 - 11660
Steveston Hwy
Richmond, BC V7A 1N6
Tel: 604-271-9463
Fax: 1-866-277-0994

Hours
Monday: 11am - 7pm
Tuesday: 11am - 7pm
Wednesday: 11am - 7pm
Thursday: 11am - 7:30pm
Friday: 11am - 7:30pm
Saturday: 11am - 7:30pm
Sunday: 12pm - 6:30pm

Statutory Holidays:
12pm - 6pm


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