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Joie Farm Reserve Chardonnay 2010, British Columbia

Rating
90.00
Year
2010
Region
Okanagan
Varietal
Chardonnay
Food Pairing
Delicate seafood, including raw oysters
Price
$29.90 in B.C.

It takes guts to name a winery "farm" but Heidi Noble and Michael Dinn like to stress that good wine starts with proper farming. This medium-full-bodied white comes from a cool growing season, which imparted vigorous acidity to the fully ripe fruit. It's clean and very crisp despite 10 months in oak, with a fruity-sour see-saw of flavour and moderate creaminess. I'd pair it with delicate seafood, including raw oysters. Available in B.C. private wine stores and direct from the winery, joiefarm.com.

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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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