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Burrowing Owl Estate Bottled Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 Wine Review

Burrowing Owl Estate Bottled Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Burrowing Owl Estate Bottled Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

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

Community Score:92/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $44.95

Drink: 2019-2028

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.7%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Burrowing Owl

Agent: Wyse Wine Agency

Natalie's Score: 93/100

This estate-bottled Cabernet Sauvignon from Burrowing Owl is lush and full-bodied with layers of rich and ripe dark berry fruit, dark chocolate, dried wild herbs and espresso flavours on the palate. A big, bold red with chewy tannins and always impressive.

Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: grilled New York strip loin, hard cheese, braised pork shanks, veal chop.

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This Burrowing Owl Estate Bottled Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 was reviewed on November 6, 2019 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Rebecca Meir-Liebman - Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Very attractive earthy notes with jammy black fruit and roasted almonds - I am quite amazed by the quality of Cab Franc that you can find in Ontario nowadays. And Queylus is no exception! Rich on the palate and very true to the natural characteristics of a Cab Franc: Bell pepper, red plum, and strawberry. This wine has good, balanced acidity and is full bodied and rich. Have with a roasted or grilled rack of lamb - pairing it with a heavy, beefy dish will only enhance the qualities of the wine!
Burrowing Owl 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is a full-bodied red with layers of fleshy blackberry fruit, dark chocolate, espresso, garrigue herbs and chewy tannins. The winery is a leader in sustainable and eco-friendly winemaking in the Okanagan Valley. They've installed banks of photovoltaic solar panels on their property to provide their own sustainable energy and solar water-heating. - Community Wine Reviews

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