Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
Okanagan Valley, Canada
Alc. 13.9 %
Hester Creek is a pillar within the winemaking community of Oliver, and comprises some of British Columbia’s oldest vineyards in the bountiful Golden Mile region. The 95-acre, Mediterranean-influenced grounds, winery, and guest villas evoke an old-world sense of tranquility that take you back to a more simple, unhurried era: a time when a young girl named Hester pondered life and daydreamed by the edge of the creek that would later take her name. Winemaker Rob Summers’ fresh, lively wines convey the extraordinary place from where they were grown. He came to Hester Creek in 1996, lured by the potential of the Valley, and the estate vineyard. The Golden Mile Bench of alluvial sand and gravel is located above the valley floor. Rob notes, "The soil, the climate, the light . . . together they give rise to that intangible magic we call terroir. It’s my goal to make wines that are approachable, but not simple; that are enjoyed by many, and still appreciated by those with discerning palates." Enjoy this red blend by 2020 and at room temperature, 18 C.
Rich ruby core and burgundy reflections.
Aromas of fresh currant, dill and dark cherry abound.
Medium + body with a palate soft on the entry. Black cherry, currant, plum, leather and light smoky toast round out the base of the flavours. With medium to soft tannins, well integrated and balanced with acidity, creating an easy drinking profile, full of character.
The winery suggests pairing this wine pairs well with New York striploin on the BBQ.
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