Orofino Wines Scored on JancisRobinson.com

We had the great fortune to host Richard Flemming MW who writes for the iconic British wine writer Jancis Robinson. He travelled to the region and tasted over 240 wines. We are happy to say that some of our wines received the highest scores given out by him. His notes and scores on our wines are given below.


●  Orofino, Hendsbee Vineyard Riesling 2013 Similkameen Valley Candied citrus aromas, white 
currant and laser-guided lime fruit. Precise but not skinny – there is some textural breadth on the palate and length. (RH)Drink 2017-2027 

●  Orofino, Hendsbee Vineyard Riesling 2015 Similkameen Valley Bright, youthful mandarin fruit 
and a touch of floral lift on the finish. There’s a herbal leafy note too – but nothing underripe. (RH)Drink 2018-2025 

●  Orofino, Home Vineyard Old Vines Riesling 2013 Similkameen Valley Honeyed, sweet lime fruit, 
attractive caramelised note on the palate. Medium body, integrated acid with bite but soft edges. Tangy, refreshing, absolutely delicious. (RH)Drink 2016-2027 
●  Orofino Riesling 2006 Similkameen Valley Clone 21B. Planted 1989. 
Lovely mature aromas – soft cheese, lime curd, something verging on putrid in a good way. Charming and fleshy and dry but not austere, with plenty of ripe fruit still intact on the palate. (RH)Drink 2008-2022 

●  Orofino Gamay 2016 Similkameen Valley Beautifully crisp wild raspberry aroma plus some 
gorgeous herbal notes. So much clarity! Excellent drinkability – but not at all simple, there is lovely floral perfume and a touch of anise and fennel. Absolutely great. (RH)Drink 2017-2019 

●  Orofino, Wild Ferment Syrah 2016 Similkameen Valley Meaty, black cherry, smoked bacon, 
damp earth. Sumptuous, silky plum fruit on the palate which fades into a very savoury, dark chocolate finish with a twist of sappy herbal character on the finish. Excellent. (RH)14.3% Drink 2018-2028 

●  Orofino, Scout Vineyard Syrah 2015 Similkameen Valley More obviously oaked than their Wild 
Ferment Syrah with a glossy spice overlay above the black fruit. Chewy tannin on the palate and a lovely savoury charred black fruit character on the finish. (RH)Drink 2018-2025 

●  Orofino, Pozza Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2016 Similkameen Valley Wow. Tremendous fruit on 
the nose with the most wonderful rhubarb, redcurrant and milk chocolate combination on the flavour. Very light and delicate, yet not at all dilute. A beautifully elegant style with blooms of floral aroma on the length. (RH)12.1% Drink 2018-2022 

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