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Burrowing Owl Athenetext

Burrowing Owl Athene 2013

Oliver, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThis cofermented syrah and cabernet sauvignon is soft, plush and rich, with sweet black fruit, pipe tobacco, baking spice and black liquorice riding along plush tannins. The wood is evident (18 months in French and Hungarian, 50 percent new) but fairly well integrated, with the density of the Black Sage Bench fruit able to stand up until the finish, when the wood tannins take over, leaving eucalyptus and black espresso lingering. A bit clumsy at this youthful state; decant and drink now with rich tomato braised shank or wait another year or two until this settles into its form more.Tasted: 07 November 2016Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
BC$35.00750mlwinery direct, VQA shops, private wine shops
AB$43.00750mlprivate wine shops
Producer: Burrowing Owl VineyardsDistributors: Appellation Wine Marketing
Le Sommelier Inc.
Blend: Syrah - Cabernet SauvignonCSPC: 59105UPC: 688229008139