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Hester Creek Estate Winery Cabernet Sauvignon, Golden Mile Bench, Okanagan Valley, BC
92 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2020
Winery: $34.99

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WineScores' Review

Velvety, supple, Fresh.
Established in 1968, Hester Creek is a pioneer of the Golden Mile Bench sub-GI outside of Oliver.
This new addition, under the estate's Storied Series is only available through Hester Creek's wine club called The Bench Club; 500 cases were made.
The grapes for this small lot Cabernet Sauvignon are grown on vines planted 16 years ago; it is a warm site on the Golden Mile Bench vineyard--blocks 7 and 8. They vines are French Clone 191 from St. Emillon and clone 169 from Bordeaux. It was barrel aged in primarily French oak for 16 months.
Chocolate covered cherries and cassis, clove, cinnamon, vanilla, licorice and dried flowers describes the opulent nose. Purple berries, chocolate and baking spice flavours lounge on a supple palate. It's also fresh and persistent.

Recommended Pairings
Rich Meats , Good First Impressions, Cellar Keepers

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Wine Scores reviewed - 2022-11-28 23:14:09.0


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