Hester Creek Garland 2015
- Rated 4 stars
- Golden Mile Bench, British Columbia
- Reviewed by: Tim Pawsey
- Published on: October 18, 2018
- Last modified: October 18, 2018
From a stellar vintage, a worthy commemorative wine to mark the 50th anniversary of vinifera planted on this site, among the Okanagan’s very first, by pioneering Joe Busnardo. A blend of mainly Cabernet Franc (54%) and Merlot (32%) with Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Malbec aged 3 years in French and American oak. Vibrant red and black fruit up front, vanilla, fennel and spice notes before a structured, full-bodied palate with plush fruit entry, mulberry, raspberry and black cherry with herbal hints, firm but well integrated tannins and juicy, lingering acidity.