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Mission Hill Five Vineyards Cabernet Merlot 2011, British Columbia Add to ...

  • Rating 88
  • Year 2011
  • Region Okanagan
  • Varietal Red blend
  • Price $16.45

There’s a Bordeaux-inspired trio here: merlot, cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc. And in this relatively cool 2011 vintage it captures the Bordeaux style, with notes of pencil shavings, tobacco and herbs running through the cassis-cherry fruit. Cab franc adds an extra note of bell pepper. The texture is dry and lightly chalky. On sale for $15.45 in Ontario till May 25.

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