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Culmina Family Estate Winery Hypothesis 2013 Wine Review

Culmina Family Estate Winery Hypothesis 2013

Culmina Family Estate Winery Hypothesis 2013

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada

Community Score:91/100

Community Reviews: 4

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Price: $47.95

Drink: 2016-2020

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Culmina Family Estate Winery

Agent: Woodman Wines & Spirits

Natalie's Score: 92/100

A plush, round, supple BC red wine blend of 38% Merlot, 36% Cabernet Franc and 26% Cabernet Sauvignon. Hypothesis is the winery's nod to their best guess or hypothesis as to what the land can offer, and the specific blend of grapes, each year. The 2013 vintage was slightly warmer than 2012 and it shows in earlier accessibility and roundness for drinking now. Aromas of wild cassis and fresh blackberry. Pair with grilled rib-eye steak or roasted pheasant.

Food pairings: roast pheasant, grilled rib eye steak, gourmet burgers.

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This Culmina Family Estate Winery Hypothesis 2013 was reviewed on July 3, 2018 by Natalie MacLean

More Vintages: 2014  2012  2011 

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Reviews and Ratings

Jon Steeves - Sommelier rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

Rich, robust, full bodied, highly concentrated. Inky, big grippy tannins. These tannins will settle down with further aging 5-15 years out. Long finish with persistence of blackberry, cassis, savoury, baking spices. Paired well with rare filet mignon and roasted root vegetables. Tasted 2013 vintage in March 2018, decanted 3h. 92 points
Simon Chen rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

This Merlot based blend from south Okanagan reminds me a lot of a Bordeaux blend that I recently tasted, “2010 Ronan by Clinet”. Nose is floral and dark berry aroma. Juice and tannin are powerful when first opened, but very well integrated after 5 hours of breathing. Fine tannin, dense mid-palate with a medium to long finish. Still young, should age well in the next 5 years (P).
Culmina's Hypothesis (2013) is a lush and full-bodied red wine blend of 38% Merlot, 36% Cabernet Franc and 26% Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2013 vintage was slightly warmer than the 2012 vintage and is very approachable and ready to drink now. - Community Wine Reviews

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