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Burrowing Owl Meritage
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16½/20

Burrowing Owl Meritage 2002

Oliver, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaJust released the 02 is a blend of 40/40/20 cabernet franc, merlot and cabernet sauvignon. Mocha, minty, black cherry, tea, black berry jam aromas mixed with tobacco, leather, cranberry and peppery orange peel notes. Rich, round, warm and dry with supple, ripe tannins. Big spicy, mocha, peppery, minty, tobacco, clove, smoky black olive flavours with a cassis, coffee vanilla pudding finish. Quite suave with good intensity, should age well over the next 4-6 years. Impressive ― 1000 cases made in a new Pomerol-like style. Reminiscent of Vieux Chateau Certan but hotter.Tasted: 22 April 2005Tasted by: Stuart TobePrices: BC 34.90 Winery Only Producer: Burrowing Owl VineyardsDistributors: Appellation Wine Marketing
Le Sommelier Inc.
Blend: Cabernet Franc - Cabernet Sauvignon - MerlotCSPC: 020073UPC: 808755001828