I’ve been waiting for this one and ran into it unexpectedly after it had been on the shelf at Broadway International Wine Shop for just half an hour. Joie’s 2007 Riesling was one of my favourites of last year, and showed real promise for BC Rieslings. Distinctive noseâ€”I am tempted to say I could detect a Joie wineâ€”with little hint of sweetness: pineapple-sage on the nose. Medium body with nice crispness, good acidity, and ever so slightly off-dry. Honey and citrus notes, great balance. Another winner from Joie.
Medium yellow-gold. Lovely medium intensity honey-stone fruit nose. Low acidity, nice round sweet flavour with good body. Recommended for Riesling lovers. $35 (down from $51) at Kitsilano Wine Cellar.
This one is clear, pale gold with a classic Riesling noseâ€”honey/apricot with mineral qualities. Off-dry with good acidity. Hints of honey and apple but slightly weak in terms of balance and flavour. Good, though, and drinkable; shows promise, and it’s nice to see another off-dry BC Riesling.
See Wild Goose Winery.