Ottawa, ON

May 2020

Matt’s review: Big and bold, deeply coloured, this wine is clearly from one of the world’s warmest and finest grape growing regions. It sure is, just happens it’s also one of the most northerly regions too…Canada’s wine capital, Oliver, BC, and the outstanding Golden Mile Bench. A rich and robust Bordeaux-style blend of Merlot, Cab Sauv, Cab Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot that shows the power, structure, and elegance found in fine Golden Mile Bench wines. Rich black fruit, plum, pepper, aromatic Black Sage, and scorched earth on the nose and palate. Dry, textured, and very well balanced, it’s showing beautifully now with some age and will continue to shine over the next 5+ years. Tasted April 2020. 90+ points. Matt Steeves –

Available at LCBO – $27.95




Culmina Family Estate Winery | MONTECRISTO
The view from Culmina’s winery patio overlooking their Golden Mile Bench vineyards in the heart of Canada’s wine capital, Oliver, BC. Photo courtesy of Montecristo Magazine.