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.
A classic expression of Cabernet Sauvignon with aromas of espresso roast and cedar, alongside ripe black currant and cherries. The integrated palate is fruit driven with a full body and supple texture, and well-balanced toasted oak. The finish is long, dusty, and persistent.
The first red wine produced in Culmina's Number Series, the N° 006 Unfiltered 'Jeunes Vignes' Malbec was sourced from the juvenile Malbec blocks on both Stan's and Arise Benches, having been determined by Jean-Marc to differ greatly in terms of structure compared to the more mature lots. Handled quite differently in terms of oak treatment as a result, the N° 006 is a resoundingly delicious - and dare we say crushable - Malbec full of lip-smacking, juicy character. Only 250 cases produced.
Only 12 produced, packaged and finished in the Udukuri Japanese woodworking style by Osoyoos-based artist, Kimberly Tighe, each Imperiale in the 2014 series is unique and collectible as Hypothesis itself.
Our new vintage of Merlot is elegant and refined. Aromatics of blackberry and raspberry bramble fruits are mirrored on the palate, layered with rich dark chocolate notes. This wine finishes with a lingering spicy note with a hint of toasted oak that invite you back for another sip.
Only the second release of single-varietal Malbec from Culmina's Arise Bench vineyard this is a classically-styled expression of Malbec. Bursting with red cherries and baking spices with notes of cassis, black plum and violet this juicy and round wine has charm while delivering both structure and drinkability.
A classic expression of Cabernet Franc with a complex bouquet of cherry and raspberry accented by sage and lavender. The intricate palate is bursting with bright red fruits balanced by fine tannins and mouthwatering acidity. Vibrant and structured, the long finish has notes of plum, cocoa powder and tobacco leaf.
A classic expression of Cabernet Sauvignon with aromas of ripe blackberry, cassis complemented by well integrated oak spice. The refined palate is mouth-coating with a supple texture. Flavours of black currant, clove and cocoa powder build in intensity throughout the long finish.
Made with four Bordeaux-Red varieties all sourced directly from Culmina's estate vineyards, the 2017 R&D Red Blend is a perfumed and richly layered blend of exceptional quality from the Golden Mile Bench.