Oculus 2013

Mission Hill Legacy Collection

Oculus
2013

$142.00

* Suggested retail price
Product code
13539494
Format
6x750ml
Listing type
Private import
Status
Not available
Country
Canada
Regulated designation
Vintners quality alliance (VQA)
Region
British Columbia
Subregion
Okanagan Valley, Black Sage/Osoyoos
Appellation
Okanagan Valley
Varietal(s)
Merlot 51 %
Cabenet Sauvignon 23 %
Cabarnet-Franc 22 %
Petit Verdot 4 %
Alcohol percentage
14.3%
Color
Red
Closure type
CORK-Natural
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About this winery

The goal at Mission Hill is to ensure that future generations of farmers will continue to produce the Okanagan Valley's finest grapes and visitors will be able to enjoy the area's majestic beauty. Sustainability is critical to that long-term success. As a family-owned winery with strict control over the operations, vineyards, and quality they are able to infuse sustainability into a variety of stages both in the vineyards and at the winery.

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Tasting notes

Firm and graceful, this polished red delivers a core of black currant, dark plum, and fig layered on top of black licorice 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.

Viticultural notes

Vintage 2013 was a season of change – early to start, late to finish, and with exceptional flavour potential. A warmer than normal spring brought early budbreak followed by an extremely rainy June that slowed vine growth. Balance was restored with above average temperatures in July and August allowing grapes to mature along a normal ripening curve. The warmest vintage since 2003 cooled off just in time for harvest. In September, heavy rainfall caused significant delays in the grape harvest resulting in our longest picking season ever. Overall, fruit quality was superb for both red and white varietals and the wines are showing excellent balance and character.

Winemaking notes

Hand harvested from Osoyoos (100%) vineyards in October 2013 Fermentation & extended maceration in small French Oak Fermenters Aged in French oak barrels for 14 months | 79 barrels produced

Press reviews

Snow

- 92 points-

Bruce Sanderson, May 2017

Exuding black cherry, blackberry, mineral and spice flavors, this vibrant red is plush and structured at the same time, with lively acidity marshaling it through the long finish. Drink now through 2023. 1,674 cases made.

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