[This bottle was provided as a sample for review purposes.]
Time to issue the first official correction in PnP history. When I reviewed Mission Hill’s Reserve-level Riesling back in June, I stated that the Reserve (the 2nd lowest of 4 quality levels of MH wines) was Mission Hill’s top-level Riesling, and I openly pined for the winery to put together a high-end single-vineyard Riesling that would really showcase what my favourite grape could do in Okanagan soil. I said that if MH ever decided to release such a wine, I would be lining up to try it. Shortly after posting, I received an e-mail from a representative at the winery that said something like: ”Well, actually, we already DO have a Riesling exactly like that…”, and a week later, this bottle showed up at my door. In my defence, this particular Riesling doesn’t show up in the official portfolio of wines on the MH website, but as a devoted Riesling disciple, I still feel bad about not being aware of it, and I feel particularly bad about suggesting that it didn’t exist in front of an online audience.
Sorry Mission Hill — time to set the record straight. Read the rest of this entry »