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Mission Hill Family Estate Oculustext

Mission Hill Family Estate Oculus 2001

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaBig cassis, black pepper and spicy, saddle leather notes mix with tobacco, orange rind and vanilla pudding aromas. This is a rich, warm, youthful tannic red that will need time to blend its substantial cassis, olive, pepper, orange rind and herbal/leaf flavours. The style is lean and reserved but we know it will grow in the bottle much like the 2001 a wine whose mark we have recently upgraded based on its showing with an additional year in bottle. It was the first vintage with petit verdot added. The blend is 45/35/15/5 merlot, cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, petit verdot; 16 months in 80 percent new French oak: 92 percent Osoyoos fruit, 8 percent Oliver.Tasted: 28 August 2003Tasted by: Anthony Gismondi and Stuart TobePrices:
BC$35.00750mlPrivate Wine Shops
AB$28.00750mlFine Wine Boutiques
ON$35.00750mlVintages and Consignmnet
Producer: Mission Hill Family EstateDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Blend: Merlot - Cabernet Sauvignon - Cabernet Franc - Petit VerdotCSPC: 572032UPC: 776545981103