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Culmina Family Estate Hypothesis
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16½/20

Culmina Family Estate Hypothesis 2014

Golden Mile Bench, Oliver, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThis year's Hypothesis blends 45% cabernet sauvignon, 33% merlot, and 22% cabernet franc from estate vineyards on the Golden Mile Bench. This spent 16 months in French barrel, 30% new, which was a welcome shift lower. A current release now, this is just starting to unravel itself from its tightly knit cocoon, and still welcomes a decant or time in glass. Savoury, this has a potent green desert herbaceousness that spines this full bodied red, padded out with savoury black cherry, cassis, shaved cedar, and cracked nutmeg. Tannins are ample and furry, housing the dense fruit through a spiced cake / roasted coffee finish.Tasted: 20 January 2020Tasted by: Prices: BC 46.00 winery direct Producer: Culmina Family Estate WineryDistributors: Winery Direct
Vintage West Wine Marketing
Blend: Merlot - Cabernet Sauvignon - Cabernet FrancUPC: 827413000416