Saturday, November 12, 2016

Okanagan trip continues with dinner and tasting at Burrowing Owl

They charge a tasting fee, $3 if I recall, but the entire fee goes to the conservation of these cute little things.

Young Burrowing Owls
I mean, seriously, how could anyone complain about paying a few bucks to help these guys out? Too adorable.

Burrowing Owl 2015 Pinot Gris ($20.00)

Pleasingly intense nose of pear, peach and red apple. Touches of grapefruit mingle on the palate with hints of apple and citrus, particularly lemon. 90.

Burrowing Owl 2014 Chardonnay ($25.00)

Beautiful orchard fruits and toasty marshmallow greet your nose. A complex palate introduces some dried pineapple, toasty oak and caramel. Finishes beautifully. 91.

Burrowing Owl 2015 Sauvignon Blanc ($25.00)

Your olfactory senses will be delighted by peach, cantaloupe, hazelnut and freshly cut grass. Citrus and passion fruit mingle effortlessly on the palate. Juicy and delicious. 92.

Burrowing Owl 2014 Pinot Noir ($30.00)

Sweet herbs, dried cherries and forest floor greet the nose. Red berries, orange zest, and vanilla combine on the palate. Very special and a great bargain at this price. 93.

Burrowing Owl 2012 Merlot ($30.00)

Aromas of black fruit and vanilla, Blackberty, blueberry, vanilla and mocha on the palate. Juicy and luscious mouthfeel. 90.

Burrowing Owl 2014 Syrah ($33.00)

Concentrated and intense nose from a very ripe vintage. Incredible aromas of red and black fruit with hints of pepper and bacon fat. Raspberry and blackberry dominate the full bodied palate. Firm tannins suggest this is still a ways away from showing all it has to offer. 89-91.

Burrowing Owl Cabernet Franc ($33.00)

Violets, black fruit and licorice on the nose. Dark and brooding flavors of black cherry, dark chocolate, orange zest with earthy undertones. 89.

After a very pleasant tasting and a little time at the register paying for our wares, off to The Sonora Room restaurant for dinner, and an outside table with a pretty awesome view.

My dinner companion offered a pretty reasonable view as well.

Our dinner was terrific, paired with a beautiful aged Pinot. Mad props to the Sonora Room for the pricing on their aged wines, which are hardly more than it would cost to buy the current vintage at the tasting room.

Burrowing Owl 2005 Pinot Noir ($55.00)

Smokey aromas of vanilla and toasty oak. Red berries, cedar, cassis, plum, leather and tobacco on the palate. Lovely long finish and the bottle aging has ensured smooth tannins. So good. 94.

Great dinner and great tasting. We will definitely be back here on our next trip.

Next up: Nk'mip!

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