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Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Meritage 2012

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. - Rhys Pender, Master of Wine.

 Producer Burrowing Owl Estate Winery
 Region Okanagan Valley
 Country Canada
 Varietals Cabernet FrancMerlotCabernet SauvignonPetit Verdot
 Alcohol 14.5% alc/vol
 Vintage 2012

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Varietal Facts

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Wine Basics — Grape Varietals 101: Cabernet Franc

An introductory guide to “the other Cab” — Cabernet Franc. Everything you need to know about the wine varietal including flavour, food pairings,...
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Wine Basics — Grape Varietals 301: Cabernet Franc

Now that you’ve read the introductory guide to the Cabernet Franc wine varietal, it’s time to dig deeper into the Vitus vinifera grape variety.
Click Here for the Introductory Guide to Cabernet Franc   Cabernet Franc (Vitis vinifera var ‘Cabernet Franc’) The Vitus vinifera Cabernet Franc is what many people Calle “the other Cab,” in reference to the more popular Cabernet Sauvignon. It is pronouced CAB-er-nay FRONK.   Experience / Tasting...

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About the Producer

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery
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Burrowing Owl Estate Winery

Oliver, British Columbia, Canada Oliver, British Columbia, Canada

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery is one of BC’s leading wineries, both from the perspective of the premium wines it produces, from the more than 100,000 tourists that visit the winery each year and from the leadership it has shown in embracing an environmentally responsible program from the top to the bottom...

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