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Legacy Collection Oculus

Oculus

Okanagan Valley

Cellar Door Price $125.00

Merlot 47.0%
Cabernet Sauvignon 25.0%
Cabernet Franc 20.0%
Petit Verdot 8.0%
Alcohol 14.0%
Acidity Tartaric 5.7
Drinking Start Year 2005
Drinking End Year 2010
Full Cases (of 12) Produced 2822

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.

Aging

Aged in 100% French Oak Barrels for 15 months.

Harvest

Harvested from Osoyoos Vineyard & Oliver Vineyard in October of 2003.

Bottling

Date: 3 October 2005

Palate

Intricate layers of raspberry and blackberry, hints of cedar; truffle and chocolate linger in the long finish. Fine, ripe tannins add structure and balance to the lush fruit. If enjoying this wine in its youth, we suggest decanting prior to serving.


A Selection of Other Cabernet Franc's from Okanagan Valley


A Selection of Other Cabernet Franc's from Canada