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Culmina Family Estate Winery 'Saignee', Golden Mile Bench, Okanagan Valley, BC
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Region: British Columbia Golden Mile Bench
Vintage: 2020
Winery: $24.0

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WineDiva's Review

Tangy, structure, spicy.
From the Golden Mile Bench, this pale peachy blend of Cabernet Franc (48%), Syrah (17%), Malbec (15%), Cabernet Sauvignon (12%) and Merlot (8%) is a saignee method pink using only free-run juice after only 4 hours on the skins.
Charred orange peel and matchstick aromas are braided with wild berries, peppery spices and the undertones reminiscent of a shot glass of mezcal with a salted rim. It has a tart character and flavours of apple skin, orange zest, tobacco, cedar and apricot stone. The structure is notable, it's a pink that will stand up to chicken and turkey, fish tacos, creamy pastas, paella or strongly flavoured cheese.
Second Review: November 2021
A rusty salmon hue, this saignee pink smells of wildflowers and carred orange peel, forest berries, apple peel, peach stone and fleur de sel. Juicy and dry it has bold citrus, tealeaf and cedary flavours. The structure and purity remain notable.

Recommended Pairings
Cheese - Semi Hard / Medium , Cheese - Hard/Aged, White Meat Chicken/Pork, Cheese - Soft/Creamy, French Food, Creamy Dishes

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Wine Diva reviewed - 2021-11-22 20:07:26.0

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