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Mission Hill Quatrain
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16¾/20

Mission Hill Quatrain 2017

Osoyoos, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaWinemaker Darryl Brooker has been reshaping Quatrain since the John Sines era by upping the syrah content to give this wine more of a purpose in the Legacy range. In 2017 the blend was 44/25/24/7 blend of syrah, merlot, cabernet franc, and cabernet sauvignon, grown mostly in Osoyoos with a ten percent addition from the Oliver region. It spends 18 months in French oak barrels. Like 2016, there is a spicy, aromatic nose with rich, black fruit and light meaty undercurrents. A smaller crop with higher intensity has given 2017 a power over finesse signature for many, but that savoury spice is more Okanagan than Barossa or Southern France. Should age forever.Tasted: 26 November 2020Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 79.99 winery online/direct AB 79.00 private wine shops MB 65.00 MLCC ON 75.00 LCBO QC 75.00 SAQ Producer: Mission Hill Family EstateDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Blend: Merlot - Syrah - Cabernet Franc - Cabernet SauvignonCSPC: 138642UPC: 776545556318