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2008 Orofino Vineyards Beleza

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • Canada
  • British Columbia
  • Similkameen Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 5

  • noblerot23 Likes this wine: 88 points

    November 22, 2020 - 2008 Orofino Beleza (Similkameen)
    This aptly named (beleza means beauty in Portuguese) Merlot-dominant Bordeaux blend exudes promise. Deep ruby ink. Alluring black cherry and cola nose. Wondrous flavours of tart black cherry, cocoa and coffee. But then those tannins kick in...like too many ants at a picnic (I mean the insect variety, not your relatives). The wood lingers far too long (think magazine-bearing religion conversionists at your front door early on a Saturday morning). This wine’s initial elegance is quickly euthanized by the overly hot and tannic finish. Beleza and the Beast. A Fiat 500 bolted onto an F150 frame just becomes trashy on that chassis. Dwayne Johnson would not be the Rock if propped on legs of stork. Sadly, these issues of structure and balance prevent an interesting wine from dancing with the stars. It may settle down in a while but I doubt the fruit will outlast the tempestuous tannin’s teen years.

  • ChrisinCowiche wrote: 89 points

    September 11, 2016 - Smooth full bodied red. Slight greenness still hanging on but very drinkable wine.

  • ChrisinCowiche wrote: 88 points

    May 26, 2013 - Nice dark color, beautiful nose of velvety caramel cherry. Palate is medium to full, only loses something on the finish. A bit of harsh acid/tannin on finish detracts, but otherwise an extremely nice wine.

  • aerotalbot wrote: 88 points

    March 17, 2013 - excellent avec ribs de Ricardo
    Beaucoup de corps, vanillé et belle logueur
    nez puissant mais mieux équilibré au goût.

  • Tige Likes this wine: 89 points

    June 17, 2012 - Beau produit canadien, meilleur le lendemain, pas donné (56$ au Québec...merci SAQ!).

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  • By David Lawrason
    2/18/2012 (link)

    (Orofino Beleza, Similkameen Valley red) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red
  • Producer Orofino Vineyards
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation Beleza
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Canada
  • Region British Columbia
  • SubRegion Similkameen Valley
  • Appellation n/a
  • UPC Code 626990102663

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  • In Cellars 57 (46%)
  • Consumed 67 (54%)

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