Culmina Family Estate Winery Series

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Deep in colour and intensity, Hypothesis represents the Triggs’ culmination of efforts to create an icon quality wine from select micro blocks off their Golden Mile Bench estate. A rich, bold, and terroir-driven blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc, Hypothesis displays abundant spice, floral, and dark red fruit aromas, enveloping the palate with its dense structure, toasted oak, fine tannins, red plum flavours, and a long, persistent finish, to create a wine of outstanding power, beauty, elegance, and style.

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Cabernet Sauvignon

A classic expression of Cabernet Sauvignon with aromas of ripe blackberry, fresh sage, and cloves accented by a floral lift. The refined palate is mineral driven with a supple texture, bright currant flavours,and well-balanced toasted oak. The finish is long, charming, and persistent.

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Cabernet Franc

A classic expression of Cabernet Franc with aromas of ripe red currant, fresh sage and cedar accented by subtle clove spice. The palate is refined and elegant with crunchy red fruits, green peppercorn and well integrated toasted oak. Vibrant and structured, the juicy finish is refreshing and long.

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Merlot

Generous aromas of ripe black plum and violets are complemented by subtle nutmeg and cinnamon. The dense, plush palate reflects the gravel minerality of Arise Bench with juicy wild blackberry flavours and integrated toasted oak. Elegant and well-structured, the finish is long and pronounced.

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Saignée

Bleeding off a portion of juice from each of Culmina’s best Bordeaux-red varietal lots, Saignée is a bright and characterful rosé from select Bordeaux varietal micro blocks on the Triggs’ family estate. Subtle herb and mineral aromas coalesce with nuanced, savoury red fruit to form a classically-styled rosé reminiscent of its bigger Hypothesis sister; one of outstanding vivacity, beauty, elegance, and style.

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Unicus

Latin for incomparable, unprecedented, or ‘only’, Unicus represents the Okanagan Valley’s first Grüner Veltliner. Harvested from Margaret’s Bench – one of the highest vineyards in the Okanagan – Unicus displays lifted mineral, herbs, citrus, and stone fruit aromas, combined with distinctive white pepper and grapefruit flavours, creating a wine of outstanding originality, interest, elegance, and style.

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Decora

Harvested from the 6th crop of Riesling on Margaret’s Bench, and Latin for pretty or fine, Decora is an intensely aromatic Riesling that whets the palate with mouth-watering acidity. Showing delicate spice, floral, and stone fruit aromas, Decora displays pronounced flavours of citrus, mineral, and stone fruit, creating a wine of outstanding vivacity, delicacy, elegance, and style.

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Dilemma

Sourced entirely from the new Chardonnay vines planted on Margaret’s Bench in 2011, Dilemma represents the agonizing that took place when deciding to rip out the old block of Chardonnay from the Bordeaux-varietal planted Arise Bench. Showcasing mineral and spice aromas, Dilemma is framed by lovely oak, caramel, and butter flavours, a luscious body, and a long, fresh finish, creating a wine of outstanding finesse, beauty, elegance, and style.

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