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Culmina Family Estate Hypothesistext
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Culmina Family Estate Hypothesis 2016

Golden Mile Bench, Oliver, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaExpect a big powerful red with blackcurrants, ripe plum, tobacco and earthy resin. The tannins are youthful and grippy with a long, full-flavoured, earthy, black fruit finish that will need time to soften up. Beef and mushrooms are required if you are going to open this now. Hypothesis 2016 leads with 42 percent cabernet sauvignon and is filled out with merlot, cabernet franc, malbec, and petit verdot, all from the Arise Bench. It gets 16 months in 33% new French oak and a further three years in bottle. The vintage was superb in many ways, signalling that Hypothesis made in the Bordeaux style will require a minimum of five to seven years further ageing before it is released.Tasted: 06 June 2021Tasted by: Prices: BC 46.00 winery direct Producer: Culmina Family Estate WineryDistributors: Vintage West Wine Marketing
Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot - Cabernet Franc - Malbec - Petit VerdotUPC: 827413000591