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Orofino Red Bridge Redtext

Orofino Red Bridge Red 2020

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThis is the house red, as in 35% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Syrah, and 15% Zinfandel from four Similkameen vineyards. It is made to be approachable, although the acidity needs something fat to tone it down. It is all hand-picked and sorted and dumped into small open-top fermenters. It was aged in a mix of American and French 225-litre barrels and 500-litre puncheons for 16 months. Look for wild black and red fruit, bright acidity (as mentioned earlier), a hint of desert scrub, and spice. Linear and taut, this will need five to seven years to settle into itself. Serve now with fatty meat grilled over an open fire.Tasted: 07 December 2022Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$25.65750mlwinery online/direct, select private retailers
Producer: Orofino VineyardsDistributors: Winery Direct
Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon - SyrahUPC: 626990175544