Mission Hill Winery Chardonnay 2006
This British Columbia, Canada Chardonnay is made in the new world style but with medium (rather than heavy, flowery and overly alcoholic) texture on the palate. There is good acid with minerals dancing on the tongue and lots of tropical fruit to satisfy the senses. One of the better Chardonnays to emerge from BC in recent years. Bravo, Canada!Add winemaker's notes
Mission Hill Family Estate, a modern take on old-world architecture, is one of the most impressive wineries anywhere.
This British Columbia, Canada Chardonnay is made in the new world style but with medium (rather than heavy, flowery and overly alcoholic) texture on the palate. There is good acid with minerals dancing on the tongue and lots of tropical fruit to satisfy the senses. One of the better Chardonnays to emerge from BC in recent years. Bravo, Canada!
Yellow straw in colour with medium intensity. Apples and mineral notes on the nose. Well balanced. dried apple and tropical fruit on the palate. A medium finish.
Three and a half glasses
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Merlot is the most widely planted Bordeaux red in the Okanagan, with more than twice the acreage of either Cabernet Sauvignon or Cabernet Franc. Because it is relatively easy to grow abundant yields, the quality of the resulting wines has been all over the place. Until recently, Okanagan Merlot has suffered in comparison with the more concentrated Merlots on which Washington State is fashioning a great reputation.Well, chalk one up for Mission Hill. This winery grows a lot of Merlot in its vineyards in the south Okanagan and, judging from this, grows it very well. Considering that the “reserve” designation at Mission Hill ranks behind its Special Lot Collection wines, this is a substantial Merlot with the structure to age up to 10 years. The 2005 SLC Merlot has yet to be released. It should be a stunner.This Merlot is firm and concentrated, with robust jammy and brambly flavours with spicy and cassis highlights, all framed by the oak that comes from being fermented and aged 17 months in French barrels. The spicy, berry-dominated aroma also shows off attractive notes of clearly expensive new oak. 88, rising to 90+ points with cellaring.
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