RSS

West coast wine 101

16 Jun

2005 Mission Hill Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve VQA, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada $24.95 LCBO #553321

Seeing as last week’s wine selection was from Ontario, I felt compelled to look to Canada’s west side for this week’s “Wine of the Week”. British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley has been producing fantastic wines for decades. Unfortunately, here in Ontario our access to these wines has been fairly limited.

The 2005 Mission Hill Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve is a great example of the skilful wine making taking place out west. It’s a solid wine with flavours of cassis, blueberries, and blackcurrant and a hint of cedar and vanilla on the finish. This wine pairs really well with baby back ribs or any grilled meat.

At $24.95, while not necessarily a “value”, this is a great introduction to Canada’s other great wine-producing region…but that’s just my opinion. Let me know what you think.

Advertisements
 
 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: