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Orofino Syrah
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16¾/20

Orofino Syrah 2018

Similkameen Valley, British Columbia, CanadaIn 2018 a vineyard change was made for this label, albeit still remaining in the precious soils of the Similkameen Valley. The new Keremeos site is slightly higher in altitude, boasting older vines but is equally rocky and windy, contributing to the wild makeup of this syrah. A small amount from the original Scout Vineyard still makes its way into the mix that spends 16 months in older French barrels, providing plenty of oxygen without adding any traces of oak. The attack is a mix of wild stony minerality and intensely sweet, almost candied black fruit. It’s tour de force, although a slightly drier version would really make the ultimate statement. If you like powerful, rich, ripe, red syrah this is it. Grilled lamb anyone?Tasted: 01 May 2020Tasted by: Prices: BC 25.00 winery direct Producer: Orofino VineyardsDistributors: Winery Direct
Grape: Shiraz/SyrahCSPC: 10047UPC: 626990403104