Thursday, December 28, 2017

Okanagan Trip, Part 5, our second visit this year to Burrowing Owl!

Quietly becoming one of our favorite spots to visit in the Okanagan. We had a terrific seated tasting here earlier this year, but there were a few new vintages released since then so we wanted to show up and try them out.

Burrowing Owl 2015 Pinot Noir ($30.00)
Beautiful aromas of black cherry, Christmas cake and savory herbs. There is a touch of spice on the palate, mingling in with flavors of red cherry, chocolate, black plum and cocoa. Delicious.

Burrowing Owl 2014 Merlot ($30.00)
Baking spice, holly, vanilla and red fruit on the nose. Juicy red fruit flavors, joined by dark chocolate, vanilla, blackberry. Vibrant acidity and a long finish.
Burrowing Owl 2015 Cabernet Franc ($33.00)
Red cherry, strawberry pie, vanilla and chocolate aromas. Intense and beautiful. Red fruit and a touch of spice on the palate. This one is a beast, and the tannins need time to subside a bit, but this is going to be really special. Give it 2-4 years, and if you just can't wait, aerate and decant for 3-4 hours.

That is all of the new stuff from Burrowing Owl to report on; one more stop before the main event of this trip, our first trip to Gold Hill winery!

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