Mission Hill 2009 Reserve Merlot
This is dark red in the glass, with an attractive ripe plum nose. It has some earth and tobacco character on the slightly developed nose. The smooth palate still has some firm tannins, but is drinking smoothly. Good acidity makes this food-friendly.
- Alberta: $25
- British Columbia: $25
- Saskatchewan: $25
- Manitoba: $23
- Nova Scotia: $25
Wine Access Taster
Craig Pinhey is a member of the Wine Access National Tasting Panel, writes for the New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal and is CBC Radio's Friday Wine Guy. He is an ISG certified sommelier and instructor for the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers.