2014 Oculus

2014 Oculus

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. 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 our Osoyoos (100%) vineyard estates from low-yielding vines.  

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$170.00
/ 750 ml
SKU: 138657
Wine Specs
Vintage
2014
Varietal
Red Blend
Appellation
Osoyoos East
Harvest Date
October 2014
Acid
5.8 g/L
pH
3.78
Aging
French oak barrels for 15 months
Alcohol %
14.5
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Notes of brambleberry, bing cherry and dark plum are complimented by hints of tobacco and spice, all held together with great structure and concentration. This vintage is full-bodied with tremendous freshness and length on the finish.
Vineyard Notes
50% Merlot | 24% Cabernet Franc | 21% Cabernet Sauvignon | 5% Petit Verdot
Food Pairing Notes
Roasted duck breast with grilled vegetables covered in a wild mushroom rosemary sauce.