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2017 Oculus

2017 Oculus
Mission Hill

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, an Oculus provides the only natural light into the underground barrel cellar, blasted out of volcanic rock that is otherwise hidden from the world.

This complex Bordeaux-style wine is the result of meticulous selection in the vineyard estate with grapes that have been specifically nurtured for this rare wine. Hand-sorted grapes are gravity-filled into specially constructed French oak fermenters before gently laying the wine to rest in individual barrels. Rich and powerful, this wine was sourced from designated Oculus blocks in the Osoyoos (100%) vineyard estates from low-yielding vines.

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SKU: 125688
Wine Specs
Harvest Date
October 2016
Wine Spectator
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Firm and graceful, this polished red delivers a core of black currant, dark plum, and fig layered on top of black liquorice and dusty earth details, all lending to the flavour's tension and traction. Despite the wine's dense, dark, and brooding personality, it is graceful and elegant with restrained oak influence and seamless integration of all elements.
Winemaker Notes
Varietals: 50% Merlot | 24% Cabernet Franc | 21% Cabernet Sauvignon | 5% Petit Verdot

Mission Hill Family Estate Winery

Mission Hill Family Estate was founded with a vision for the future of wine. Continuing our pioneering history, we use sustainable, organic farming practices. By supporting these practices with modern technology, our varietals thrive in the valley’s diverse soil profiles. Then, they are carefully aged with new and Old World techniques, leaving you with wines that echo the terroir of the valley.

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