2016 Reserve Shiraz
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.
A seamless harmony of between oak and grape tannins, with generous flavours of dark fruit, coffee, and anise.
In a seamless harmony between oak and grape tannins, our Reserve Shiraz generously delivers flavours of dark fruit, coffee and anise. This vintage is fullbodied with flavours of Bing cherries, rosemary, anise, and brambleberry. A touch of cedar from 15 months of oak barrel aging rounds out the pleasant, long finish.
GOLD - 96 Points | International Wine & Spirits Competition
15 months in French and American oak
Our 2016 Reserve Shiraz 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 the grapes 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.