This six-pack is not only a great introduction to Orofino’s portfolio, but also the nuances and diversity of the Similkameen. They’re honest wines that show a transparency consistent with John and Virginia’s minimalist winemaking philosophy. It’s all about producing vibrant, thirst-quenching wines that consistently overdeliver in value. Mission accomplished.
HERE’S WHAT ‘S IN YOUR MIXED 6 PACK:
At a couple years of age, the Hendsbee Vineyard Riesling is drinking beautifully – and teases the ageability of Similkameen Riesling. It has a gorgeous, expressive nose, combining honey and toast alongside bright lime. Great Riesling is all about tension and balance, and that’s no exception here. It has the fruit ripeness and concentration to effortlessly balance the bone dry style, leading to a lip-smacking finish that is all about the Similkameen’s distinctive saline minerality. Serious value at under $20.
2018 Chardonnay | $21.65
Barrel fermented in older oak, this is a racy, mineral-driven style of Chardonnay that you’d be forgiven for mistaking for Chablis. It combines citrus and fresh stone fruits alongside some creamy malolactic character. Medium-bodied and precise, nine months on its lees has also given this some mid-palate weight. Break out the fresh shellfish.
2019 Pozza Vineyard Cabernet Franc Rosé | $19.04
You don’t need Provence when you can get rosé like this for under $20. It pours a Provençal pale orange salmon colour and offers pink grapefruit and crunchy red berry fruit. It’s light-bodied and refreshing, with a slight effervescence giving lift and vibrancy to the palate. A delicious, proper rosé.
2019 Gamay | $21.65
If you still haven’t joined the #gogamaygo bandwagon, this wine will have you fully on board. It’s a light-bodied, juicy red with exuberant fruit that basically jumps out of the glass. Best enjoyed slightly chilled, it’s the perfect summer red. Start with a glass while you light the barbeque and see how long the bottle lasts. Orofino has established a following for their Gamay – and it’s easy to taste why.
2018 Syrah | $25.13
Aged 16 months in mostly older French oak barrels, look for classic savoury, meaty notes with a dash of pepper. Supple tannins bring it all home. Wild fermented. Unfined and unfiltered.
2018 Red Bridge Red | $21.65
This is a juicy, approachable blend from Orofino that has a strong following every vintage. The name is a nod to a local landmark bridge that crosses the Similkameen River. Soft tannins and notes of black cherry and licorice. 42% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 18% Syrah.
Mixed 6-bottle case of Orofino wines
Only $128.16 plus tax and including complimentary shipping across Canada
by ATS – within 5-7 business days of purchase
All wines are sold and shipped by the participating wineries. Due to the current state of Canadian interprovincial shipping laws, wineries may not ship to all provinces. A winery may not accept your order if you reside in a province to which they do not ship.
ABOUT THE WINERY
No one knows the Similkameen Appellation like Orofino does. They have over 19 years of experience with making wines in the Similkameen and have made wine from all of the distinct and unique microterroirs throughout the valley. They have an intimate relationship with each of the distinct subregions in the Valley – from the hot hot heat of the bench vineyards, to the heavy-soiled bottomland sites, to the coolness of the high elevation Olalla Gap. Exploration of the Similkameen and creating wines of place have been the heartbeat of Orofino from the beginning.
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