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Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Burrowing Owl Vineyards Merlot 2007 Wine Review

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Burrowing Owl Vineyards Merlot 2007

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Burrowing Owl Vineyards Merlot 2007

BC VQA Okanagan Valley, Canada

Community Score: 4.6/5

Community Reviews: 1

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Price: $30.00

Drink: 2009-2015

Bottle size: 750 ml



 

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Burrowing Owl Estate Winery

Agent: Appellation Wines

Product: 509885

More Vintages: 2008   Add New Vintage

Natalie's Score: 91/100

Great finesse, balance and length. Truly one of Canada's best, if not the best, Merlots. Rich and plummy with judiciously applied oak that gives a lovely vanilla spice finish. A great dinner party wine.

This was reviewed December 1, 2009 by

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The grapes for this wine were harvested in between October 12th-23rd, 2007 from the Burrowing Owl Vineyards. The fruit was de-stemmed and crushed into closed-top stainless steel tanks and inoculated with our preferred yeast strains. The fruit was fermented for 14-28 days on skins before the wine was pressed off and transferred into barrels for malolactic fermentation (MLF). At the conclusion of MLF, the wines were racked off of lees and transferred back into a mixture of French, American, and Hungarian oak (33.3% new oak) barrels where it was aged with occasional rackings until June, 2009. The wine was given a light fining with casein (milk protein) to polish the tannins prior to bottling.

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