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Culmina Family Estate Winery Decora Riesling 2018

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Deborah Podurgiel rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Love the balance on Culmina’s tasty Decora 2018 Riesling. Produced from estate-grown grapes sourced from Margaret’s Bench Vineyard with elevage completely in stainless-steel tanks, this South Okanagan Riesling is fragrant with ripe yellow apple, white-fleshed stone fruit and mineral notes on the nose. The wine is barely dry, medium-bodied with pink grapefruit, citrus zest, ripe apple, stony and mineral flavours lingering on the palate balanced with just enough acidity to start the mouth watering. Sophisticated, elegant with acidity in check. Chill and enjoy with a smoked pork tenderloin and butternut squash spaetzli. Tasted July 2021.
Jennifer Havers rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Fresh and pretty! Aromas of pear, golden apple and a hint of lime. Slightly off-dry with crisp, mouthwatering acidity and vibrant lime and apple notes on the palate. Crisp and clean finish with hints of mineral and petrol. Enjoy with oysters or any fresh seafood.
Matt Steeves rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Culmina’s Decora Riesling shows great variety characteristics with lively acidity and impressive minerality woven throughout. Crisp orchard fruit, petrol, and minerality in abundance making this wine wonderful with spicy Asian dishes, fried foods, and seafood. Enjoy 2020-2025. Tasted August 2020, 89 points. Matt Steeves - www.quercusvino.ca

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Culmina Family Estate Winery Decora Riesling 2018, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia BC V.Q.A., Canada Natalie has not yet reviewed this wine. It's listed here for your convenience so that you can find it easily in your local liquor store. Drink: 2020-2025. 444836 13.50% XD 750 mL  $24.95. January 21, 2021 Remarkable Roast Chicken Wine  Full Review



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