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Mission Hill Family Estate Reserve Chardonnay 2010

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There are 19 user submitted reviews for this wine.

Martha Kelly AIWS, CS rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Pale gold in colour, with expressive aromas and flavours of ripe apple, apricot, banana, toast, butter, and slight lees linger on the refreshing, elegant finish.
Drink now, or cellar until 2016.
Pair with lobster, cream pasta sauces, or enjoy on its own.
Date tasted: January 2014.
Darlene Myers CAPS Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

I found this to be a pleasantly different Chardonnay. It was crisp and I had a difficult time detecting the oak. I loved the flavors of pineapple and apricot and the crisp tropical notes. Not words I normally use to describe a Chardonnay. I loved it. Great summer wine.
Lori Kilmartin rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

A medium bodied Chardonnay with hints of pear and banana on the nose. Not as buttery as most - with a long finish of fresh almonds. This was a good match for mushroom caps stuffed with feta and goat cheese.
Beverly Crandon rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

On colour, the Mission Hill Chardonnay holds a light golden hue. On the nose, superb floral scents, melded with lemon, and caramel were noted. On the palate, peach, green apple, almond, pineapple and some oak play on the mouth, providing a medium length finish. A smooth and refreshing sipper.
Jason Solanki rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

Nose seemed a bit closed with apple, oak, peach and pineapple aromas. Full-bodied with a round core of ripe orchard and tropical fruits on the palate. American and French oak is well-integrated. Easy drinking, crowd pleasing wine. Tasted Jan/2013.
Nina rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

In the glass, dark straw, bright, clear
On the nose, light oak, tropical fruit, white currant, floral notes, parfumy.
On the palate, dry, fresh acidity, light fruit, crisp apple.
Medium to light finish.
Joe Hache Opimian Society rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Pale yellow in color and with more vanilla and less buttery than most this Chardonnay is a refreshing change. Medium bodied and well balanced.
Corinna Horton rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

This Chardonnay speaks of Okanagan sun, the air full of of peach and pear and a hint of toasty almonds from somewhere further south. While it is big on the nose, it's easy in the mouth, creamy, soothing and light.
Nita Boushey rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

This is the kind of Chardonnay that I like...sweet spice, apple crisp, and vanilla on the nose, followed through with butterscotch on palate. This is a really lovely, well-balanced wine. Solidly medium-bodied.
Brad rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

a light goldeny yellow chardonnay that reminds me of sunshine, the nose has a fresh green apple aroma enhanced with citrus fruit, the taste is crisp and tangy with smooth fruit flavours that linger with a gentle finish, this chardonnay pleasently surprised me with its light refreshing feel that was very easy to drink. I would definitely recommend this chardonnay to anyone looking for something fresh & fruity
Holly Bruns rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

Vanilla, nutmeg, and baked apple on the nose is complimented by a rush of caramel on the palate and a little lemony acidity. Round and medium-bodied on the palate with a silky, spicy finish. This is a good sipping wine - easy to drink.
Courtney Flood rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Bright yellow and clear in the glass, this wine hits you with juicy tropical fruit aromas of pineapple, pear, MacIntosh apple, lemon and bright minerality. The palate is refreshing and mouthwatering with citrus and minerality, and a slightly creamy-toasted coconut background that is not at all overpowering. Great for roasted chicken or cedar planked salmon.
Susan Desjardins reviewed this wine as follows:

Partially barrel-fermented and aged sur lie in French and American oak, this straw-toned wine displays a slight greenish hue while offering high-toned aromas of tropical and stone fruits, almond croissant, and sweet baking spice. Dry, medium bodied, the well-integrated oak supports a creamy texture, while the wine exhibits a fine, almost piquant, acidity framing notions of citrus and orchard fruit and apple crisp. Deftly wrought, nicely balanced and finishing round yet crisp, this wine would be a match for roast pork or chicken.
Kristin Perrin rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

If you're looking for Pineapple/Banana/Butterscotch & Vanilla, then I suggest you enjoy at least a glass or two of this lovely B.C. Chardonnay :) Fully bodied yet well-balanced with it's acidity and oak treatment. Let's call this little gem, "Hollywood North" ;) Look out Cali Chards, B.C. is you're next opponent!
Jane Staples Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

A rich full-bodied Chardonnay from BC's beautiful Okanagan Valley. Offers oaky butterscotch notes with tropical pineapple and banana, vanilla and sweet spice flavours. Long tropical, oaky finish. Heavenly with lobster or chicken dishes.
Travis Oke rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

Light pale gold colour - hints of pineapple on the nose - very delicate white wine - I would like to try this again and rate it in the summer on a hot day - I'm sure that would improve my appreciation as I think it's too light for winter consumption.
Mark Britton rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Beautiful lemon/gold colour starts off in the glass. The aroma’s are well integrated with oak, vanilla, peach, and apple and then even some tropical fruits coming through as the wine warms up. On the palate the oak is well integrated with flavours of peach, toast, nuts, vanilla, and butter. Pair with your next Thanksgiving turkey dinner and don’t look back.
Gabriel Israel rated this wine as 86/100 with the following review:

pleasant for the $20 price tag. Perhaps was expecting more from Mission Hill Reserve serie, but a bit "too-simple" for me. tasted Jan/13
Dan Trcka Wine Blogger rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

The 2010 Mission Hill Reserve Chardonnay is a light to medium bodied, fruity to integrated wine, with appealing aromas of yellow apple, pear, washed stones and subtle oak. It has a nice structure, good acidity and a medium to long finish. The intense fruit on the palate combined with acidity makes it food friendly; drink now - 2017. My impression: NICE, 89 pts - for $20, it is well priced wine. Tasted Jan/13.

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Natalie's Review

Mission Hill Family Estate Reserve Chardonnay 2010, BC VQA, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada: Bursting with aromas of fleshy ripe peach and pear that mingle with toasted almonds. Full-bodied with layers of tropical fruit pleasure. This wine will keep for several years in your cellar, but it can also be enjoyed now. Drink: 2012-2016. 545004 13.50% D 750 mL  $19.95 Score: 90/100. January 19, 2013 Charming Grilled Chicken Wine  Full Review

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