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|HYPOTHESIS 2013 Golden Mile Bench, BC VQA Okanagan Valley
|Vintage Assessments Tasting Note
|Extremely deep intense purple colour. Intense, very slightly spicy, youthful, violet-tinged, bright plum-cherry-cassis nose with some cedary notes. Dry, medium-full bodied, well structured albeit still quite harmonious, spicy, bright, intense, ripe plum-cherry-cassis flavours with a lingering, gently cedary, fairly high acid finish. This estate-grown new blend of 38% Merlot, 36% Cabernet Franc and 26% Cabernet Sauvignon from the Arise Bench. It has 14% alcohol and 2.6 g/L residual sugar with an excellent elevated 6.5 g/L total acidity. The latter is key to quality and ageability meaning that the Hypothesis 2013 should really improve in the years to come. Better than the 2012 (***) a blend of 57% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Sauvignon and 19% Cabernet Franc that was released on June 27, 2015 at $40.95.
||Red Table Wine
Solid, Intense, Youthful
||Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
|TASTING NOTE: In 2013 the blend is not listed on the label though it strikes as a return to Cabernet Franc, albeit with a layer of lush not yet perceived. The 2013 combines the best of worlds put forth by the two previous vintages; ripe fruit, earthy-mineral tang, proper acidity and ripe, tonic tannin. The composition here is the most, accomplished, distinguished and relished. In 2013 the enjoyment can be right now or up to 10 years on. All this with thanks to exceptional balance. Drink 2015-2023. This wine has not yet been released. Tasted November 2015. Score - 93 (Michael Godel, winealign.com, Nov. 9, 2015)
||vintages release - June 23, 2018
||43 (6 bottles per case)
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Score: - Poor * Very Basic
** Good **/**+ Very Good **+ Excellent