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Hester Creek Estate 'Garland', Golden Mile Bench, Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2015
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -145362
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WineScores' Review

Tasted bottle No.2005
This hefty bottle is filled with old vine (planted in 1968) Cabernet Franc (54%) and Merlot (32%), along with a small amount of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Malbec. It was released to celebrate the winery's 50th anniversary this year (2018).
2015 was a hot vintage in the Okanagan Valley and it shows in this ripe wine. Chocolate covered cherries, vanilla, espresso, pipe tobacco and cassis aromas cycle into a palate that is rich, spicy and supple. Modern with strong oak influences it culminates with bold clove and sarsaparilla flavours.


 
Recommended Pairings
Rich Meats , Barbeque


©copyright 2012 Daenna Van Mulligen
Wine Scores reviewed - 2018-11-09 15:59:08.0

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -618509

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -35196

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89 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -78113

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88 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -187492

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90 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -199679

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -35196

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Hester Creek Cabernet Franc 'Block 3 Reserve', Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

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Vintage: 2016
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -467332

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90 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -155051

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88 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley Oliver / Osoyoos
Vintage: 2012
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -504183

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Renwood Zinfandel, California
89 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -749218

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Black Sage Vineyard Zinfandel, Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

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93 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -185967

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90 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -243360

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90 Points

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Vintage: 2015
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Tinhorn Creek Oldfield Series '2Bench Red', South Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2010
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -387647

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Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Merlot, Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

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Vintage: 2012
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -161505

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88 Points

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Vintage: 2013
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -753422

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Conundrum Red, California
88 Points

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Vintage: 2014
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -753422

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91 Points

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Vintage: 2014
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -335794

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McWatters Collection Meritage, Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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Region: British Columbia Okanagan Valley
Vintage: 2013
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -303024

Ranking: 30.001093
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Hester Creek 'Limited Edition The Judge' Okanagan Valley BC
92 Points

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Vintage: 2014
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -133124

Ranking: 30.001038
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Tom Gore Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, California
88 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -541094

Ranking: 30.001017
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -843995

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -185967

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89 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -359240

Ranking: 30.000985
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Apothic Red Winemaker's Blend, California
88 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -125617

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89 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -823096

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Fort Berens Estate Winery Meritage, British Columbia
87 Points

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Vintage: 2015
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -78113

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88 Points

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Vintage: 2016
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -78113

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Mission Hill Reserve Meritage, Okanagan Valley BC
89 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley West Bank
Vintage: 2016
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -162209

Ranking: 30.000883
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Upper Bench Estate Winery Merlot, Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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Region: British Columbia Naramata Bench
Vintage: 2014
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -673004

Ranking: 30.000843
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Black Sage Vineyard Cabernet Franc, Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley Peachland / Summerland
Vintage: 2014
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -593038

Ranking: 30.000817
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Pirramimma Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, McLaren Vale Australia
91 Points

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Vintage: 2015
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -608182

Ranking: 30.000743
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Vinaceous 'Raconteur' Cabernet Sauvignon, Barossa Valley South Australia, 2009
90 Points

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Vintage: 2009
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -16279

Ranking: 30.000735
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Summerhill 'Alive' Organic Red Wine, Okanagan Valley, BC
89 Points

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Vintage: 2016
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -225748

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Yalumba 'The Scribbler' Barossa Valley Australia
91 Points

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Vintage: 2015
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -331884

Ranking: 30.000715
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Hester Creek 'Selected Barrels' Cabernet~Merlot, Golden Mile, Okanagan Valley BC
89 Points

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Vintage: 2017
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BC CSPC:
Ranking: 30.000711
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Yalumba 'The Strapper' GSM Barossa Valley Australia
91 Points

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Vintage: 2013
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -354050

Ranking: 30.00069
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Langmeil 'Valley Floor' Shiraz, Barossa Valley Australia
93 Points

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Vintage: 2014
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -56440

Ranking: 30.000686
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Apothic Red Winemaker's Blend, California
88 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -125617

Ranking: 30.000683
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Wolf Blass 'Yellow Label' Cabernet Sauvignon, South Australia
88 Points

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Vintage: 2011
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -251876

Ranking: 30.00065
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Luis Segundo Correas 'Valle Las Acequias' Malbec Oak, Mendoza Argentina
92 Points

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Vintage: 2013
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -466722

Ranking: 30.000637
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Tinhorn Creek Oldfield Series '2Bench Red', South Okanagan Valley BC
92 Points

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Vintage: 2013
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -387647

Ranking: 30.000628
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Summerhill Pyramid Winery 'OM' Organic Meritage, Okanagan Valley, BC
93 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley Kelowna
Vintage: 2014
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -200030

Ranking: 30.000556
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Masi Campofiorin Rosso del Veronese IGT, Veneto Italy
90 Points

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Vintage: 2010
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -155051

Ranking: 30.000555
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C.C Jentsch Cellars 'The Chase', Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley Oliver / Osoyoos
Vintage: 2013
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -504183

Ranking: 30.000553
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Cassini Cellars 'The Aristocrat' Cabernet Sauvignon, Okanagan Valley BC
92 Points

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Region: British Columbia Osoyoos
Vintage: 2013
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -767822

Ranking: 30.00053
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Monster Vineyards 'Monster Merlot', Okanagan Valley BC
88 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley Naramata / Penticton
Vintage: 2012
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -187492

Ranking: 30.000508
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Murphy-Goode Cabernet Sauvignon, California
89 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -739671

Ranking: 30.000496
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Renwood Zinfandel, California
89 Points

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Vintage: 2012
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -749218

Ranking: 30.000466
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90 Points

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Sumac Ridge Estate Winery 'Private Reserve' Merlot, Okanagan Valley BC
89 Points

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Vintage: 2015
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -272781

Ranking: 30.000437
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Wolf Blass 'Yellow Label' Cabernet Sauvignon, South Australia
88 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -251876

Ranking: 30.000436
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Hester Creek 'Limited Edition The Judge' Okanagan Valley BC
92 Points

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Region: British Columbia Oliver
Vintage: 2015
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -133124

Ranking: 30.000402
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Tom Gore Vineyards Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California
91 Points

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Vintage: 2014
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BC CSPC:
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Fort Berens Estate Winery Meritage, British Columbia
90 Points

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Region: British Columbia Fraser Canyon - Lillooet
Vintage: 2011
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -78113

Ranking: 30.000382
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Ravenswood 'Besieged', Sonoma Country Calidornia
90 Points

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Vintage: 2014
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -898247

Ranking: 30.000376
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Road 13 Syrah~Malbec, Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

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Vintage: 2015
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -843995

Ranking: 30.000345
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Black Sage Vineyard Zinfandel, Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

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