The newest wine offering from The Tragically Hip commemorates the 30th anniversary of their seminal album, Fully Completely which includes one of the band’s most popular songs: “50 Mission Cap”. The bands first wine, Fully Completely Reserve Red was originally produced to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the album, 50 Mission Cab continues this tradition as the album reaches it 30 year milestone.
Working in conjunction with guitarist Rob Baker, the label concept pays homage to the lyrics of 50 Mission Cap and celebrates the legacy and final flight of Toronto Maple Leafs legend, Bill Barilko. The artwork was derived from a hand carved linocut image created by a Canadian artist commissioned for this design.
A robust Cabernet Sauvignon, deep ruby to garnet in colour. The nose showcases deep notes of black cherry, wild blueberry compote, plum, floral notes of violet and lavender, and smoky spicy notes of black pepper, anise and caramel. The palate is medium to full bodied with elegant flavours of cassis, raspberry, and blackberry jam with hints of cigar, savoury herbs, and a toasty oak finish. The wine has an elegant tannin structure giving the wine very good length on the finish. Recommended drinking 2023 – 2028.