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Culmina Family Estate Saignée Rosétext

Culmina Family Estate Saignée Rosé 2015

Golden Mile Bench, Oliver, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThis full, silken and polished pale rosé glides on the tongue, as much a result of the ripe, sun warmed fruit as the fourteen percent alcohol. A step up from 2015, this saignée rosé blends merlot, cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc and malbec from Golden Mile's Arise Bench vineyard. Delicate wild strawberries, lavender, thyme, tangerine peel float on a full-bodied palate, one with a small bump of sugar and more potent than many red wines. A distinct style (and not just because of the glass Vinolok stopper) though I would love to see this with less-is-more thinking. Pour with something equally hefty; suckling pig with lentils would work beautifully.Tasted: 20 May 2016Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 22.00 winery direct Producer: Culmina Family Estate WineryDistributors: Vintage West Wine Marketing
Blend: Cabernet Franc - Merlot - Cabernet SauvignonCSPC: 585349UPC: 827413000355