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Burrowing Owl Syrah 2020

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaFrom estate vineyards in Oliver and Osoyoos, this syrah was destemmed and lightly crushed before heading to fermentation tanks (partially cofermented with 2% viognier) for 25 days. The wine was moved to barrel to complete MLF and 16 months' barrel aging in a singular mix of French, American, Hungarian, and Caucasus wood, amounting to 22% new wood overall. It was bottled unfiltered. As per the house style, this is a full bodied syrah, though with style and elegance. Cracked pepper seasons the dense cassis, cherry, mint, earth on the compact palate, with firm tannins framing through a warming, baking spice finish. Very much in youth, this benefits from a decanter and spice grilled steak now, and better still, with time in the cellar.Tasted: 17 September 2022Tasted by: Prices:
BC$35.00750mlwinery direct
AB$42.00750mlprivate wine shops
Producer: Burrowing Owl VineyardsDistributors: Appellation Wine Marketing
Le Sommelier Inc.
Grape: Shiraz/SyrahCSPC: 014282UPC: 688229004209