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2012 Oculus

2012 Oculus

The 2012 season started well and early Spring conditions were settled with a couple of chilly mornings, but no frost damage. Bud break was nearly on time, but June brought cooler weather with consistent, intermittent rainfall – nearly half of the normal annual precipitation. A warm and dry summer ensured ideal fruit development resulting in slightly reduced workloads in our vineyards. Yields were spot-on and summer pruning (leaf-thinning, etc.) was not as involved as in previous years. Veraison took place under nearly ideal conditions that lasted from mid-August to the end of September. The continuation of mild, sunny autumn weather allowed the grapes to develop thick skins and gave rise to expectations of flavourful, extracted wines.

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Tasting Notes
Rich notes of plum, blackberry, boysenberry, leather and spice notes are supported by a dense structure that adds depth. The harmony between fruit, tannins and acidity should allow this to age beautifully.
Winemaker Notes
Osoyoos East
Merlot 52% | Cabernet Franc 30% | Cabernet Sauvignon 18%
October 2012
French oak barrels for 14 months
Alcohol %
5.8 g/L