Mature, savoury, spiced.
Located on the Golden Mile Bench, Culmina was established by the Triggs family (of Jackson-Triggs fame) in 2007 and was sold in 2019 to Arterra Wines Canada.
This 100% estate grown Arise Vineyard Cabernet was matured for 16 months in a combination of new (25%) and 1-2 year old (75%) French oak barrels.
Balsamic soaked prunes, red currents and licorice root, vanilla, molasses, soy sauce, sage leaf and dried orange peel aromas lead to a slick and mature palate. Flavours of cocoa nibs, molasses, soy sauce, cocoa nibs and tobacco are muddled with wild black berries. It's still fresh but I recommend drinking now.
Rich Meats , Barbeque, Good First Impressions, French Food
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Wine Diva reviewed - 2022-01-03 21:11:12.0