2017 Oculus

2017 Oculus

An Uncompromising Expression of the Okanagan Valley.

An OCULUS was first used by the Romans in buildings like the Pantheon - a window in a dome or wall to the outside. At Mission Hill, our oculus provides the only natural light into our underground barrel cellar, blasted out of volcanic rock that is otherwise hidden from the world. Our complex Oculus Bordeaux-style wine is the result of meticulous selection in the vineyard estate with grapes that have been specifically nurtured for this rare wine.


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Vintage Report

The 2017 harvest, lasting 66 days, was one of extremes. The harvest started later than anticipated, with a cool, wet spring. However, a record-breaking dry spell followed in July and August, with temperatures well above seasonal norms. This warm, dry summer resulted in a crop of small, concentrated berries that should produce wines of exceptional depth and intensity. The harvest concluded on October 30, yielding a crop reminiscent of the incredible 2009 vintage.
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$160.00
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SKU: 125688

Product details

Harvested
October 2017
Aging
18 months in French oak Barriques (25% new)
Alcohol %
14.5
TA
5.9 g/L
pH
3.62

Tasting Notes
Vivid and fragrant, the nose is generous with a bouquet of intense black fruits, from currants to ripe blackberries, with a herbaceous nuance. Layers of earthy character follow, with a cigar box and licorice complexity. The firm tannin structure lends itself to a long, rich and savoury finish.

Varietals
49% Merlot | 26% Cabernet Sauvignon | 25% Cabernet Franc

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We offer complimentary shipping on all orders. We ship our wines across Canada, excluding Quebec, Nunavut and the Northwest Territories. Our wines are delivered by our courier partner, ATS Healthcare, in a temperature controlled environment to ensure the highest quality product when it arrives to your door.

Our wine orders can be picked-up at the winery. Our team would be happy to help load your wine directly into your car for a no-touch pick-up option.
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