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Mission Hill Quatrain
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16¾/20

Mission Hill Quatrain 2014

Osoyoos, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaA quatrain is a four line verse, interpreted here with four harmonious grapes. In 2014, this was 44 merlot, 28 syrah, 14 cabernet franc, and 14 cabernet sauvignon, sourced from their vineyard estates in eastern Osoyoos (87 percent) and the Black Sage Bench. This was fermented in small French oak fermenters, and aged in French oak barrels for 15 months. The 2014 Quatrain is very structural, but finely so, with chiselled black fruit, tobacco, graphite, charcoal in a dense, energetic form. This is a big wine for sure, but smartly streamlined through the lengthy finish, with lightly sticky tannins correctly cupping the fruit. Really appreciate the direction this wine is moving. Ways to go, lightly sticky tannins.Tasted: 19 October 2018Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: 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