Burrowing Owl Athene 2010, BC VQA Okanagan Valley

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Red Blend Red Blend
British Columbia, Canada

$44.95 (371336)

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91 pts
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June 07, 2014

Critic Reviews (2)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a very impressive syrah cabernet blend – a union the Okanagan should be paying more attention to. It’s a...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

A co-fermented, single tank Syrah (60 per cent) and Cabernet Sauvignon (40) blend from vineyards in Oliver and...

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Community Reviews (1)

Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

The 2010 Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Athene is composed of 60% Syrah and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon that were co-fermented (an uncommon practice for fine wines) and then aged in French and American oaks (60/40% - 40% new) for 18 months before bottling. The wine has succulent bouquet composed of black currant, blackberry, blueberry, cedar, leather and toasted vanilla on the nose and figs, black currant, leather, vanilla and oak on the palate. It is a full bodied, extra-dry, integrated wine; BALANCED with fresh acidity, dusty/refined tannins and a long and silky finish. This is a sipper that should be enjoyed uninterrupted; drink now till 2020++ (cork enclosure). My impression: BEAUTIFUL to DIVINE, 92-93 pts – recommended for its quality. Tasted in Nov/14 http://grapeselections.com/grapeselections/wine-reviews/.

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