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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Burrowing Owl Merlot
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16¼/20

Burrowing Owl Merlot 2017

Oliver, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaMerlot has been a strong performer at BOV and remains among its top reds year in and year out. 2017 is fully ripe, if not a touch overripe, reflecting a sunny, warm summer in the south Okanagan. The attack is full-bodied with rich black fruit, a hint of raisins, mocha, and a dusting of Okanagan sagebrush. It is big and powerful, but with enough balance in the finish to keep you coming back to the glass. Best served now with rich dishes like grilled lamb or T-bone steaks.Tasted: 13 July 2020Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 32.00 winery online/direct, restaurants AB 34.00 private wine shops ON 29.95 LCBO Producer: Burrowing Owl VineyardsDistributors: Appellation Wine Marketing
Le Sommelier Inc.
Grape: MerlotCSPC: 509885UPC: 688229003172