Dr. Jamie Goode Reviews Orofino wines

Well known British wine writer Dr. Jamie Goode spent some time recently with a couple of Orofino wines and here is what he had to say about them:

Orofino Hendsbee Vineyard Riesling 2013 Similkameen Valley, British Columbia, Canada
From a small valley adjacent to the Okanagan, this is a really impressive Riesling. Honeyed, spicy and limey with taut. fresh fruit intensity and a lively finish. 90/100


Gamay Focus, 3 – Orofino, Similkameen Valley, BC, Canada

For number 3 in this Gamay focus, we are heading to the Similkameen Valley in Canada’s British Columbia. It was served at a small dinner I attended last night in Niagara Falls, and of the several bottles served this was the first to be drained.

Orofino Gamay Celentano Vineyard 2013 Similkameen Valley, British Columbia, Canada
This deliciously drinkable Gamay is the real deal, with more than a hint of seriousness. It’s bright, juicy and berryish with lovely fresh, detailed cherry fruit. Quite sappy and focused with lovely balance. 92/100


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