(Black Sage Bench) Okanagan Valley - BC
Availability: Direct from the winery here
Date Tasted: September 25th, 2014
Tasting Notes: Burrowing Owl's 'other' blend, is this lovely Syrah-Cabernet Sauvignon melange (55-45, respectively) that successfully combines the classic characteristics of both varieties, producing a nose that pairs pepper with cassis and cherry-cola with dusty sagebrush while warm, toasted oak and light floral aromas add a touch of sweet femininity.
The palate is full and flavourful, with a juicy, dark and red fruit entry giving way to savoury, meaty notes and finishing dry with fresh, wild berry acidity and dusty, fine tannins. A touch of bell pepper greenness lingers with the proud, spicy-pepper.
Ready to go now and will drink nicely for the next 3-4 years. Drink 2014-2018.
- Liam Carrier ©copyright 2014 IconWines.ca