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Orofino Red Bridge Redtext

Orofino Red Bridge Red 2012

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaRed Bridge Red is 100 percent merlot grown in Kaleden on the west side of Skaha Lake. It is essentially a single vineyard wine from Chris Scott’s sloping standy, stony, rocky, Oak Knoll Vineyard that sits some 20 minutes away from the winery and, Red Bridge, a local landmark that crosses the Similkameen River. Orofino has been buying the grapes since 2005 and by picking the site in blocks they have obviously found their touch with this fruit. This is the juicy merlot we have been craving and the dense soft textures that further enhance its mouthfeel. This wine showed well at the 2015 National Wine Awards and its even better now with almost another year in bottle. The fermenters were hand-punched 3 times daily before the wine spends 20 months in American and French barrels not that you notice the wood. Stock up if you love merlot and vote for style that makes a lot of sense. Great price too.Tasted: 06 April 2016Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$25.00750mlwinery direct, private wine shops
Producer: Orofino VineyardsDistributors: Winery Direct
Grape: MerlotUPC: 626990175544