Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Chardonnay 2008 Wine Review

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Chardonnay 2008
Okanagan Valley, BC, VQA, Canada
Community Score: 4.5/5
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Product #: 510933

Price: $25.00
Alcohol: 13.5%
Drink: 2011-2015
Sweetness: Dry
Bottle size: 750 ml
Wine Type: White Wine

Winery: Burrowing Owl Estate Winery
Agent: Appellation Wines
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Natalie's Score: 90/100

Loaded with vanilla-smoke, luscious pears and toasted almonds and hazelnuts. Incredibly unctuous and voluptuous with a to-die-for texture and mouth-filling weight. Sta with it though til you get a top up.

Chardonnay food pairings: grilled halibut, lobster in butter, roast chicken.

This was reviewed April 22, 2011 by

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The grapes for this wine were harvested from the Burrowing Owl Estate vineyards in September, 2008. The fruit was whole-cluster pressed and the juice drained by gravity flow into stainless steel tanks where it was chilled and allowed to settle for 24 hours to remove excess solids. It was then racked off its lees and inoculated with a mixture of preferred yeast strains selected for aromatic and textural contributions. The wine was then transferred to a mixture of barrels from our preferred coopers (90% French, 10% American, 50% new, 50% one year old) for barrel fermentation and partial malolactic fermentation. After fermentation, the wine was held in barrel for approximately 9 months and the yeast lees were stirred fortnightly to further enhance mouthfeel. The wine was then removed from barrels, stabilized and filtered in preparation for bottling.

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