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Burrowing Owl Pinot Noirtext
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15¾/20

Burrowing Owl Pinot Noir 2014

Oliver, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaSealed with the StelvinLux enclosure (put away your corkscrew), this brick/brown hued, full-bodied pinot noir is from Oliver fruit, cold soaked and fermented in stainless before time in French, American, Hungarian and Russian oak. The élevage (seasoning regime) is evident in the spice box of a wine - from five spice to cloves to black pepper to cedar to cinnamon - and more - all filtered through a dark cherry core. Toasted wood is evident, though tannins are smoothed out, leaving just a lingering vanilla and Worcestershire sauce on the finish. Not shy, this will take on beef dip with horseradish and jus, or duck pot pie. Would love to se this wine with less aggressive oak to set the fruit free.Tasted: 09 November 2016Tasted by: Anthony Gismondi and Treve RingPrices: BC 30.00 winery direct, VQA and private wine shops AB 39.00 private wine shops ON 40.95 LCBO Producer: Burrowing Owl VineyardsDistributors: Appellation Wine Marketing
Le Sommelier Inc.
Grape: Pinot NoirCSPC: 477042UPC: 688229002144