I’ve blogged about this one before. We tasted it at the BC wine event a while back. So based on how much I liked it at the tasting I bought one. I was not disappointed. This wine is perfect right out of the bottle. No breathing/decanting needed. The flavor is varietal cab, although I would not say this is a lively cab. Oaks are well under control. This is a well styled smooth easy drinking cab. You could sip this easily. We paired it with a Octoberfest sausage and it went ok with it. Dynamite with the chocolate brownie that accompanies any good meal! I would rate this an 89-90. Fortunately this one is a vintages essential. And given how few Okanagan wines we get in Ontario I recommend you give this one a try!
From the LCBO Web site:
VINTAGES Essentials Collection
MISSION HILL RESERVE CABERNET SAUVIGNON (V)
VQA Okanagan Valley
This outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon displays concentrated aromas of ripe blackberry and cassis mingling with notes of cedar, mocha, mint, and smoke. This focused, medium full-bodied wine shows excellent balance, and a long, firm and spicy finish. Enjoy now with T-bone steak, aged Cheddar, or cellar for up to 3 years.
553321 (XD) 750 mL $22.95