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Phantom Creek Estates Petit Cuvee, Okanagan Valley, BC
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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2018
Winery: $45.0 +price will vary

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -164406
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WineDiva's Review

Brooding, powerful, grippy.
Oliver's Phantom Creek Estates is owned by China-born Richmond-based businessman Richter Bai, who purchased the Phantom Creek and Beker (formerly owned by Harry McWatters who named it the Sundial Vineyard) vineyards in 2016.
From there a winery was erected, complete with guest center and restaurant. In 2021 Mark Beringer of Napa Valley joined the team as Director of Winemaking; he works alongside French consultants Olivier Humbrecht MW and Philippe Melka.
The cuvee is Cabernet Franc (45%), Cab Sauv (31%) and Merlot (24%) from estate Golden Mile Bench and Black Sage Bench fruit; it was aged in French oak (24% new) for 19 months.
It's a brooding wine of scorched earth aromas woven with salted black licorice, grilled plums, red and black currents and leather. It's a powerful wine, extracted and grippy. It is tightly wound with bittersweet chocolate, espresso, grilled bell pepper and charred spice flavours. Decanting recommended.

Recommended Pairings
Rich Meats , Barbeque, Good First Impressions, Cellar Keepers

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Wine Diva reviewed - 2021-08-24 00:22:25.0

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