Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Burrowing Owl Vineyards Merlot 2007 Wine Review

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Burrowing Owl Vineyards Merlot 2007
BC VQA Okanagan Valley, Canada
Community Score: 4.6/5
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Product #: 509885


 
Price: $30.00
Alcohol: 14%
Drink: 2009-2015
Sweetness: Dry
Bottle size: 750 ml
Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Burrowing Owl Estate Winery
Agent: Appellation Wines
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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.

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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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