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Mission Hill Terroir Collection No. 32 Vista's Edge Cabernet Franctext

Mission Hill Terroir Collection No. 32 Vista's Edge Cabernet Franc 2015

Osoyoos, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThe Terroir Collection was created to showcase the Okanagan Valley's unique microclimates and diversity, and in total only represents about the top three percent of Mission Hill’s estate fruit. The franc comes off a small, west-facing slope (with a vista) on the most southerly part of eastern side of the valley. The nose and the attack are intense with sleek black cherry notes and a dusting of cocoa. The palate is equally dense and hedonistic, with ripe blackcurrants, sweet cherry and the finest savoury underbelly that balances the fruit. Complex and layered, this wine will turn heads while making a compelling case for varietal cabernet franc. It’s aged for 17 months in French oak, of which one third is new. Bordelais in style but with better fruit. Stock up collectors.Tasted: 24 September 2018Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$50.00750mlwinery direct and club members
Producer: Mission Hill Family EstateDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Grape: Cabernet FrancUPC: 776545991379