Near Oliver, BC, Culmina Winery, owned by the Triggs Family, produces outstanding wines, including the R&D red blend.
The results are conclusive: Culmina’s 2014 “Research and Development” red blend is outstanding. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc combine to form a nose of sweet spice, cedar and ripe red fruit. On the palate, berry notes and subtle vanilla layer smooth tannins, following through to a long, satisfying finish. From a warm, high-quality vintage, there is gorgeous fruit depth here, uplifted with the Okanagan's signature fresh acidity.