Orofino Vineyards

Orofino Vineyards Releases ’09 Pinot Noir, ’08 Gamay

In one of those, “Be sure to get it while the gettin’s good,” kind of times,Orofino Vineyards, Similkameen’s popular Strawbale-constructed winery and host of the upcoming 1.6 mile farm-to-table dinner, just released their limited production Pinot Noir and Gamay vintages.

2008 Pinot Noir

100% estate-grown Pinot Noir from our 10 and 20 year old vines. This voluptuous wine has spent 16 months in the best french oak barrels. Rich dark fruit on the nose with a hint of smoke and spice. The palate shows nice black cherry and strawberry notes with classic floral and earthy complexities. This wine is built for food and will pair well with a variety of foods. Think duck or mushroom dishes. It is ready to drink now but will reward those who can hide it in the cellar for a year or two.

200 cases produced

2009 Gamay

100% Gamay grown from a small vineyard a stone’s throw away from our winery. We crushed and fermented the grapes in a small fermenter, then aged it for just 4 months in 1 year old french oak. The result is a bright and deliciously fruity red with a hint of black pepper and a supporting touch of oak. This is not Bordeaux! Super versatile with food and sure to be a great summer wine. Try it with barbequed pork tenderloin or a savory salad with some walnuts or almonds thrown in. Don’t think about it too much. Just enjoy it!!! We only produced 60 cases and this will sell out very quickly so act fast!!  It will be available in our tasting room July 9th if there is any remaining!

60 cases produced

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