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Burrowing Owl Chardonnay 2016 Wine Review

Burrowing Owl Chardonnay 2016

Burrowing Owl Chardonnay 2016

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia V.Q.A., Canada

Community Score:91/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $33.95

Drink: 2018-2022

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: White Wine


Winery: Burrowing Owl

Agent: Wyse Wine Agency

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ESTATE BOTTLED / Rich and buttery wrapped in a heady gust of campfire smoke and storytelling. Toasted almond and spicy pear on the nose and palate of this pleasant full-bodied BC white wine made from Chardonnay grapes. Aromas of green apple and freshly baked bread. Good minerality on the finish. Pair with roast chicken. MINE: Burrowing Owl Estate Bottled (XXXX) is a full-bodied Chardonnay made from grapes sourced in the Okanagan Valley wine region of British Columbia. Lots of oak on this wine with tropical and stonefruit flavours. OTHER: Jon Steeves - Sommelier rated this wine as 93/100 with the following review: Beautiful, rich, round and supple. Big and bold butterscotch, crisp russet apple, a hint of lime zest, blanched almond. Paired perfectly with roast turkey dinner. Tasted 2015 vintage in October 2017. 93 points. BespokeTastings. OTHER: Matt Steeves - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review: This beautiful Okanagan Chardonnay, from Canada's Wine Capital, is a terrific example of the world-class wines Burrowing Owl is producing from their picturesque winery located along the Black Sage Road in Oliver, BC. The grapes are grown in their estate vineyards immediately adjacent to their beautiful winery and the award winning Sonora Room Restaurant, which by the way is a fantastic place to enjoy this wine along with older vintages from their onsite library. Their 2015 Chardonnay is a beautiful golden yellow with a faint green hue. The nose shows crisp yellow apple, butterscotch, hazelnut and citrus notes. Creamy and medium-full bodied with a refreshing lightness, thanks to the equal use of steel and oak during the fermentation of the perfect 2015 vintage fruit. The palate offers more crisp orchard fruit with a touch of sweet tropical fruit on the finish. At 14% ABV this Chardonnay is remarkably well balanced and quite simply stunning! Enjoy with grilled seafood, roasted poultry, or Autumn soups. A perfect wine for any Thanksgiving celebration. Tasted May 2017 at the winery. 92+ points. Matt Steeves - www.quercusvino.ca. Checkout the Sonora Room Restaurant @ https://www.burrowingowlwine.ca/the-restaurant/the-sonora-room. OTHER: Made by the Wyse family, this Chardonnay was awarded a Silver Medal at the 2018 Pacific Rim International Wine Competition (that's Pacific Rim the locale, not the movie - the wines are not judged by giant robots). Expect ripe citrus and orchard fruit with subtle tropical fruit and oak notes, and pair the wine with lobster tail or pork chops. (Vintages Panel, updated). - Community Wine Reviews

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