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Wine review: Mission Hill Five Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2012, British Columbia

Rating
88.00
Year
2012
Region
Okanagan
Varietal
Sauvignon blanc
Price
$15.95

They've changed up the label look of this popular Five Vineyards line at Mission Hill in the Okanagan. It's cleaner and more handsome-looking. The aesthetic shift for this particular varietal, sauvignon blanc, also coincides with the 2012 growing season, a marked departure from the more challenging 2011 and 2010. Though light and dry, the wine is silky and delivers fleshy opulence in the form of passion fruit and a whisper of banana over a zippy, lemon-melon character; $14.99 in B.C., various prices in Alberta, $15.99 in Saskatchewan, $16.99 in Manitoba, $18.99 in Newfoundland.

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