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2015 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

2015 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

An early pioneer in the Okanagan Valley, today, Mission Hill Family Estate encompasses a broad spectrum of vineyard estates with more than 30 diverse microclimates. Our c ntinual experimentation, understanding of the soil and clones that best perform in specific areas, and technological investment, have led us to precision farming that is both sustainable and delivers ultra-premium grapes.

Our Reserve wines are handcrafted on the premise of “Selection” – selection in the vineyard and the cellar. We source our fruit from the top 15% of our estate vineyards and 75% of the same vineyard blocks are used to ensure consistency vintage to vintage. 

The illustration on our label is an original architect sketch from Tom Kundig when he and Proprietor Anthony von Mandl were designing the winery. The renowned Bell Tower is the focal point surrounded by the hillside where our winery sits.

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SKU: 330506
Tasting Notes
Full-bodied and complex, our Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon delivers power and elegance with layers of black fruit, mint and hints of vanilla. Rich tannins and a lingering finish make this a classic. 15 months of barrel aging rounds out this sophisticated wine.
Winemaker Notes
Varietals
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Harvested
October 2015
Vinification Notes
Our 2015 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon was grown in two of our estate vineyards. Osoyoos, the region’s most southern area, is comprised of arid benchlands that benefit from the lake’s effect providing the region with more than 200 frost-free days. This warm climate allows our Bordeaux varietals to completely ripen for full flavour. Black Sage Bench is a diverse vineyard with more than 60 different individual blocks affording us an amazing array of premium quality fruit.
Aging
15 months in American & French oak
Alcohol %
13.5
TA
5.8 g/L
pH
3.78
Production
The weather in 2015 was pretty close to perfect for grape growing. It began with an early, mild spring, with budburst two weeks early. The mild weather continued and the months of May and June resulted in excellent fruit set. By the time harvest began, the season had broken average heat records! In September, temperatures cooled to near normal, and the rain stayed away providing a long and plentifully harvest which continued into the first couple of weeks of October. Overall, the extended harvest period allowed for uniform ripening and a very nice end to the season.