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Burrowing Owl Athene 2019

Oliver, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThis year's Athene blends 52% syrah with 48% cabernet sauvignon from their Black Sage Bench vineyard. Destemmed grapes were cofermented, and then transferred to barrels for MLF and 18 months' aging in a mix of French, American, and Hungarian wood (33% new). The syrah totally dominates this year, with ample fragrant violets, blackberry jam, cassis filling the plush palate, framed by lightly grippy tannins. Friendly and ready to drink now, yet serious enough to open with lamb chops.Tasted: 17 September 2022Tasted by: Prices:
BC$40.00750mlwinery direct/online
Producer: Burrowing Owl VineyardsDistributors: Appellation Wine Marketing
Le Sommelier Inc.
Blend: Syrah - Cabernet SauvignonCSPC: 59105UPC: 688229008191