Wine Review – A taste of BC from Mission Hill

2015 Mission Hill Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon – $30.95 – Vintages 553321 – **** – This is a great example of BC Cabernet Sauvignon with nice rich black fruit layered over smoke. The story of this wine is one of structure and approachability. This wine is drinking great right now, with soft tannin and a smooth finish. The rich fruit flavours soar over the smoke and cocoa notes that start to poke through on the finish. That being said, if you’re looking for something to help stock a cellar without breaking the bank this bottle should last a decade easily.

2016 Mission Hill Five Vineyards Pinot Blanc – $16.95 – LCBO 145094 – ***½ – If we’re comparing Ontario to BC nothing shows the difference in growing conditions quite like the additional ripeness from the white wines. The nose on this offers nectarine and apricot and climbs out of the glass with a certain heaviness. On the palate this is light and crisp and finishes very clean. A perfect bottle to enjoy on it’s own or pair with just about anything but the heaviest of red meat dishes.

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