2017 Orofino Vineyards Syrah Wild Ferment


  • Canada
  • British Columbia
  • Similkameen Valley
Drink between 2019 - 2026 (Edit)
CT89.5 4 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 3

  • Pey2001 Likes this wine:

    July 2, 2021 - A light and slightly funky Syrah. A bit of initial refermentation on the tongue, but a nice bright fruitiness balanced with acidity and a lasting tinginglyness that is part tannin part alcohol. Four years of bottle age I think has tamed it a bit and its drinking well now and working well as a summer BBQ red. On the whole, a decent to good wine.

  • vertex663 Likes this wine: 89 points

    August 25, 2020 - Lots of dark red fruit on the nose, but packaged in a structured rhone style syrah (vs. some of the more jammy shiraz) on the nose and palate. Nice balance between the tannin and acidity with medium finish. Can go a few more years in the bottle...

  • scorbett Likes this wine:

    June 2, 2019 - Imagine all the things you like about a meaty, brooding, inky syrah.

    Then lighten it by half (but still keep all the essence), and introduce a razor-sharp sourness that makes it approachable as a PnP and just ridiculously easy to drink.

    Nose: iron & red fruit.

    Palate: game (just a hint but it's there), sour cherries, cranberries, some flowers and herbs.

    I can't get past a lot of BC syrah being too plush/soft (I assume from heavy handed oaking and filtering), so this is really a great alt-syrah to have in the cellar.

    No palate fatigue involved at all -- amazing!

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2017
  • Type Red
  • Producer Orofino Vineyards
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation Wild Ferment
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Canada
  • Region British Columbia
  • SubRegion Similkameen Valley
  • Appellation n/a
  • UPC Code 9679980175551

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 24 (51%)
  • Consumed 23 (49%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

wild boar rib roast w/ caramelized whiskey apples

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