Mission Hill Family Estate Reserve Chardonnay 2010
BC VQA, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada
Score: Natalie's score
Community Score: 4.4/5 Community Reviews: 20
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Product #: 545004
Wine Type: White Wine
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Sweetness: Extra Dry
Bottle size: 750 ml
Winery: Mission Hill Family Estate
Agent: Mark Anthony Brands
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Natalie's tasting note, score, food pairings and recipes for this wine Reviewed by January 19, 2013 Natalie MacLean
Opinions about wine differ greatly as the experience is subjective. You may find it helpful to compare this critical evaluation of the wine with mine as well as your own:
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.
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.
Darlene Myers 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.
Wine Guy 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
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.
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.
Dan Trcka 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. See my wine recommendations readily available at the LCBO here: http://grapeselections.com/grapeselections
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.
Jane Staples 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.
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!
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.
Joe Hache 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Pineapple, apricot and coconut mingle on the palate with hints of orange blossom and almond. Rich and refreshing, the tropical notes are balanced by crisp acidity and flavours of lemon, lime and tangerine. The Reserve Chardonnay has been partially barrel fermented and aged sur lie in American and French oak for seven months. Source: Winery
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Serve this wine between 55-60 degrees Farenheit or 12-16 degrees Celsius. Tip: If your bottle is at room temperature, put it in ice water for about 30 minutes or in the fridge for about three hours to chill it.