In the vineyards, a combination of science and intuition drives the selection of grape varietals best suited to the Okanagan Valley's diverse microclimates. Investments in technology, irrigation systems, frost protection and weather stations are all designed to encourage the production of premium fruit. Complete control of the process from planting to harvest is essential. At the winery, new presses, expanded barrel aging capacity and new temperature controlled underground cellars ferment and carefully age the wine under optimum conditions. View all Mission Hill Family Estate Wines
Mission Hill Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 1999
Cabernet Sauvignon from Canada
Deep ruby red in colour, the Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is a full-bodied wine with a complex character. This wine has a toasty oak and peppered nose, rich and spicy dark berry flavours, and strong tannins. It will cellar well. Grapes: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Vineyards: Osoyoos, Oliver Case Production: 4,000 cases Alcohol: 13.4% alc.vol. Oak: 13 months American Oak
Mission Hill Family Estate Winery
Mission Hill Family Estate is situated in the heart of British Columbia's breathtaking Okanagan Valley wine country, one of the Pacific Northwest's undiscovered gems. Mission Hill's award-winning wines are a celebration of this unique terroir.
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Alcohol By Volume GuideMost wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Crisp
- Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Fruity & Smooth
- Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Rich & Creamy
- Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.