Merlot Reserve 2015

Mission Hill Family Estate

Merlot Reserve
2015

$30.00

* Suggested retail price
Product code
13539531
Format
12 x 750ml
Listing type
Private import
Status
Not available
Country
Canada
Regulated designation
Vintners quality alliance (VQA)
Region
British Columbia
Subregion
Okanagan Valley
Varietal(s)
Merlot 87 %
Cabernet Franc 8 %
Cabernet Sauvignon 3 %
Petite Verdot 2 %
Color
Red
Sugar
Dry
Closure type
Cork
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About this winery

Mission Hill Family Estate Reserve wines are elegant and balanced, reflecting our passion and commitment to viticultural and winemaking excellence. The limited quantity wines are produced from select vineyard properties and showcase the distinctiveness of the world-renowned Okanagan Valley.

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Tasting notes

Intense black cherry in colour, our Reserve Merlot abounds with aromas of plum, blackberry, and mocha. Dusty tannins, indicative of the region, support the rich fruit. The lingering finish is tinged with espresso, sage, and anise. 13 months of oak barrel aging completed this wine.

Viticultural notes

The grapes were grown in two of the estate vineyards. Osoyoos, the region’s most southern area, is comprised of arid benchlands that benefit from the lake’s effect providing the region with more than 200 frost-free days. This warm climate allows this Bordeaux varietals to completely ripen for full flavour. Black Sage Bench is a diverse vineyard with more than 60 different individual blocks affording an amazing array of premium quality fruit.