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Culmina Family Estate Saignée Rosétext
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Culmina Family Estate Saignée Rosé 2014

Golden Mile Bench, Oliver, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaAs the name suggests, this polished rosé is made in the saignée method, bleeding juice off of big brother Hypothesis (cabernet franc/merlot/cabernet sauvignon). Once you crack the code of the glass topped vino lock and allow some air time on this peach pink hued rosé, darker herbal raspberry, salted herbs and thorny rock rose aromas emerge. The full bodied palate carries strawberry rhubarb, rambled red currant, quince and fine pink peppercorn spice. Nice spice throughout, lifted with prickly acidity and finishing with herbal saltiness. This 14 percent rosé is best enjoyed with salmon and wild mushrooms for brunch. Tasted three times over spring 2015 and revised note late June 2015.Tasted: 29 June 2015Tasted by: Prices: BC 23.00 winery direct Producer: Culmina Family Estate WineryDistributors: Vintage West Wine Marketing
Blend: Cabernet Franc - Merlot - Cabernet SauvignonCSPC: 611699UPC: 827413000249