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Mission Hill Quatrain
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Mission Hill Quatrain 2013

Osoyoos, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaHistorically in Bordeaux, it was common for wines to be "hermitaged," meaning they were bolstered with syrah from the Northern Rhone. Adding syrah to be a Bordeaux blend is now showing merit in the Okanagan, and Mission Hill has led the way with Quatrain, which was first introduced in 2005. In this case, 27 percent syrah is added to a blend of 43/18/12 merlot, cabernet franc, and cabernet sauvignon. This shows a combination of blackberry and blueberry, with a dusting of attractive spices. If you have a bottle in your cellar, consider opening it over the holidays. It’s drinking just about at its peak, with the finish starting to dry out now.Tasted: 25 October 2020Tasted by: Prices: BC 75.00 BCLS AB 79.00 private wine shops MB 65.00 MLCC Producer: Mission Hill Family EstateDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Blend: Merlot - Syrah - Cabernet Franc - Cabernet SauvignonCSPC: 75085UPC: 776545555991