Mission Hill 5 Vineyards Cabernet Merlot 2011, VQA Okanagan Valley

Cabernet/Merlot Cabernet/Merlot
British Columbia, Canada

$16.95 (145102)

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Critic Reviews (7)

Anthony Gismondi
Anthony Gismondi

The latest FV cabernet merlot blend is a 34/45/16/4/ mix of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc and petit...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

This classic Bordeaux style blend is still somewhat taught with some edgy tannins. Tightly knit with judicious use of...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a quite fine, vibrant, mid-weight cab-merlot blend. The nose is really quite lifted and intriguing with...

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Rhys Pender, MW
Rhys Pender, MW

Always a popular wine. The nose shows toasty coconut oak, cassis, prune plum, cedar and a hint of black olive. The...

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Steve Thurlow
Steve Thurlow

A very drinkable Bordeaux blend from BC that is fruit forward and ready to drink now. The nose shows dusty ripe black...

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Marc Chapleau
Marc Chapleau

A red Okanagan medium-bodied, with a wooden support and the fruit that tastes "off", as he was not well integrated....

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Bill Zacharkiw
Bill Zacharkiw

Not bad. Maybe a touch of green and some hard tannins, but for a BC cab/merlot, it works. Could be a touch riper, but...

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Community Reviews (2)

Ed Whitebone
Ed Whitebone

Really wanted to like this one but to me it just had a complete lack of anything from mid palate on, nothing on the finish.

Think giving it an score of 88 reminds me of what Neal Rosenthal once wrote, ‘Extravagant praise thrown at wines that appear on the scene without a scintilla of heritage’.

* Second glass * after decanted one hour and watching Iron Chef America -somewhat improved, first glass was with Modern Family.

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Janine McCaw
Janine McCaw

So many wines, so little time. As another reviewer noted, this may improve with decanting, but fresh out of the bottle it has an overly sulphuric nose. While there are hints of vanilla and cherry mid tongue, it tends to leave a bitterness at the tip. We can blame it on bottle variation, or we could just move on. Too bad, for a BC label with some cred, we expected SO much more.

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