Joliesse 2001 Limited Edition Zinfandel
Fairly smooth and sleek, with modest cherry, black currant, spice, coffee and oak tones. On the palate, the smooth tannins give structure to the blend. Moderate toast on the finish.
Joliesse 2002 Lot 57 - Limited Edition Shiraz
This rosé boasts slightly meaty aromas, plus a healthy dose of limes and berries. Feels big in the mouth and slightly soft, so maybe it’s not totally dry, or maybe it’s just an oversized rosé with relatively low acidity. Either way, it’ll go down just fine this summer.
Joliesse 2003 Chardonnay
A pleasant, easy Chard that’s light on fruit but balanced and dry. You’ll find modest peach and oak flavors and crisp acids.
Joliesse 2003 Rose Shiraz
Lots of full-throttle raspberry, smoke and vanilla flavors in this dry, balanced blush wine. It’s crisp in acidity, with a fruity finish.
Joliesse 2000 Reserve Chardonnay
Some pretty apple aromas, but marred by vegetal smells and a clumsy mouthfeel. Dryish, this is a wine that will do in a pinch if your guests aren’t too discriminating.