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Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Cabernet Franc 2010 Wine Review

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Cabernet Franc 2010

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Cabernet Franc 2010

Okanagan Valley, BC VQA, Canada

Community Score: 4.6/5

Community Reviews: 1

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Price: $44.00

Drink: 2015-2020

Bottle size: 750 ml



 

Alcohol: 14.9%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Burrowing Owl Estate Winery

Agent: Appellation Wines

Product: 556621

Product: 178756

Natalie's Score: 91/100

Lovely and juicy with fleshy cherry and black plum aromas and flavours. Supple and smooth. Medium- to full-bodied. A long finish tinged with dark spices. Even better than the 2009 vintage. Absolutely delicious!

Cabernet Franc food pairings: Moroccan spiced braised lamb or thyme wrapped quail grilled on the BBQ.

This was reviewed September 12, 2013 by

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The grapes for the 2010 Cabernet Franc were hand-picked at the end of
October, 2010 from different parcels on Burrowing Owl Estate Vineyards
on Black Sage Road. The grapes were hand-sorted, gently de-stemmed
and slightly crushed into our primary fermentation tanks. Fermentation
started immediately after crushing, and peeked at 32 degrees Celsius. At the
start, three pump-overs occurred per day which gradually decreased with
the increasing alcohol content, thus avoiding the extraction of unwanted
tannins. The wine underwent approximately 10 days of post-fermentation
maceration to enhance the structure and refine the tannins prior to draining
and press of the skins. The 2010 Cabernet Franc received 18 months of oak
barrel exposure with periodic rackings. The wine produced from the different
parcels of the vineyard were aged separately for the first 6 months, and were
then blended and aged for the remaining year as one. 100% French oak, 30%
new and the rest a blend of 2nd, 3rd and 4th fill.

Source: Winery (Burrowing Owl Estate Winery)
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