Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Merlot 2010 Wine Review

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Merlot 2010
Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Merlot 2010
Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Merlot 2010
Okanagan Valley, BC VQA, Canada
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Product #: 585737
Wine Type: Red Wine

Price: $39.95
Alcohol: 14%
Drink: 2014-2020
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Bottle size: 750 ml

Winery: Burrowing Owl Estate Winery
Agent: Appellation Wines
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Natalie's Score: 93/100

A robust, full-flavoured merlot that's rich and complex. There's a meaty note mid-palate: intriguing and satisfying, especially when you're enjoying pork tenderloin or prime rib. Aromas of dark plum and blackberry with some smoke on a long finish. Superb craftsmanship Merlot food pairings: spice dusted flank steak or chicken thighs stuffed with dried black olives & garlic.

This Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Merlot 2010 was reviewed September 12, 2013 by


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The grapes for this wine were hand-picked from a few different parcels on the Burrowing Owl estate, from the middle to the end of October. The grapes were de-stemmed, lightly crushed and gravity-dropped into stainless steel tanks, where it was fermented on the skins for the next 12-18 days. Extended post-fermentation skin contact was performed on some batches. Following fermentation, the batches were drained and pressed, with all parcels being kept separate through the process. The individual batches were transferred to appropriate barrels for Malolactic fermentation. At the completion on ML, the wines were racked off the lees. The wine received further rackings over the next 16 months in the barrel cellar. The wine was bottled unfiltered.

Source: Winery (Burrowing Owl Estate Winery)

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