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Mission Hill Merlot Okanagan Valley 2003

External Review by Appellation America:

Merlot is the most widely-planted grape variety in the Okanagan. This wine sets the bar very high for other producers of Merlot.The 2003 vintage was one of the best red wine vintages in the Okanagan in a decade. The grapes got an early start in a mild spring, went through a hot, dry summer and a long Indian summer. Getting flavour was no challenge, as this swaggering wine shows. It is a big, dark wine, with aromas of spice and berries and cedar. The flavours include ripe plums, figs and chocolate, with a full-bodied texture, due to the long, ripe tannins and the exemplary fruit concentration. The wine has a long, warm, satisfying finish. 90 points.

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Mission Hill Winery:
Mission Hill Family Estate, a modern take on old-world architecture, is one of the most impressive wineries anywhere.

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02/16/2008

Three glasses


External Reviews for Mission Hill Merlot Okanagan Valley

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Source: Appellation America
10/16/2008

Merlot is the most widely-planted grape variety in the Okanagan. This wine sets the bar very high for other producers of Merlot.The 2003 vintage was one of the best red wine vintages in the Okanagan in a decade. The grapes got an early start in a mild spring, went through a hot, dry summer and a long Indian summer. Getting flavour was no challenge, as this swaggering wine shows. It is a big, dark wine, with aromas of spice and berries and cedar. The flavours include ripe plums, figs and chocolate, with a full-bodied texture, due to the long, ripe tannins and the exemplary fruit concentration. The wine has a long, warm, satisfying finish. 90 points.



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