Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Meritage

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Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Meritage Red WineBurrowing Owl has a vibrant and complex nose with everything from ripe raspberry, cassis, blackberry and prune plum through to dried sage brush, orange zest, clove, black olive, marzipan, dusty vanillin oak and malt. The palate is dry, rich and full bodied with crisp acidity and firm, medium-plus ripe tannins.

The structure for aging is framed by plenty of dark chocolate, cocoa, cassis, black plum, black cherry, spiced berry compote, citrus peel and a touch of fig, raisin and leather. Drinking well now, it also shows the concentration to open up and evolve over a decade

Pair with rosemary and garlic studded leg of lamb or lamb tagine.

Storage Instructions: Best stored in a cool dark place.
Serving Recommendation: Serve at room temperature
Country of origin: Canada
Alcohol Content: 14.5% Vol
Brand: Burrowing Owl
Type: Red Wine
Vintage: 2012
Dominant Varietal: Cabernet Franc
Taste: Chocolate
Region Produced: Okanagan Valley
Varietal Composition: Cabernet Franc 43%, Merlot 28%, Cabernet Sauvignon 20%, 9% Petit Verdot

The winery and vineyards lie within the northernmost tip of the antelope brush ecosystem, which is part of a semi-arid shrub-steppe1 that lies within the western United States.

The location (on a southwest-tilting, sandy plateau) near the north end of Osoyoos Lake, is one of the most highly rated grape-growing locations in the Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys, and for that matter Canada.