Rick Van Sickle recently published his “Top 10 B.C. Red and White Wines of the Year” for 2015, which featured three (!) Culmina wines. The 2012 Hypothesis, 2013 Decora, and 2013 Dilemma were all included, alongside some exceptional company. Humbling, indeed! His full reviews are below.
2012 Hypothesis – 93 points
“This is only the second vintage of this top red blend from Donald Triggs’ Okanagan project that combines Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. And what a beauty! Dark and rich in the glass with opulent aromas of black currants, concentrated blackberries, red plums, an array of oak-enriched spices and a touch of eucalypt. It’s big and powerful on the palate and highlights persistent dark fruits, plush tannins, and spices all delivered on a long, lush finish. Such depth of flavour yet finessed and polished.”
2013 Decora – 91 points
“This was my first taste of the Culmina Riesling and I was impressed. Such a beautiful floral note on the nose with fresh lime, grapefruit and wet-slate mineral. This is a Riesling that’s focused, pristine, laser-sharp and complex, combining a range of citrus on the palate with touches of apple, jasmine and gorgeous mineral notes in a near bone-dry style.”
2013 Dilemma – 93 points
“With this vintage of Culmina Chardonnay, the fruit is sourced from the highest elevation on the property, Margaret’s Bench, at 600 meters. What a beautiful, elegant wine. The nose shows swirling pear, citrus, green apple, minerals and soft vanilla spices. It’s perfectly balanced in the mouth with complex pear-apple fruit, lightly toasted vanilla spice and freshening citrus that kicks in through the long finish.”
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