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Joie Farm Reserve Pinot Noir 2010, British Columbia

Pinot noir

Fruit achieved very good ripeness here despite a cool Okanagan growing season, with silky raspberry and cherry flavours enlivened by bright acidity and floral perfume. It bears a compelling resemblance to the cherry-like wines of Mercurey, the Burgundian village that provided Joie with stylistic inspiration. Available in B.C. (

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Life columnist

Beppi Crosariol writes about wine and spirits in the Globe Life and Style sections.He has been The Globe's wine and spirits columnist for more than 10 years. In the late 1990s, he also wrote a food trends column called The Biting Edge.Beppi used to cover business law for ROB and previously edited the paper's weekly technology section. More


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