Burrowing Owl Estate Winery 2011 Syrah (Black Sage Bench) Okanagan Valley - BC
Availability: Direct from the winery here
Date Tasted: September 11th, 2014
Tasting Notes: Opens with a beautiful and attention grabbing nose of sweet red fruit, warm plum cake, vanilla bean and toasted oak aromas. The style is very feminine and inviting with memory-cueing cooking spice notes framing the fruity bouquet. The palate is cooler and less generous, reflective of the cooler growing season of 2011, but, there are some nice Hermitage-meets-Paso Robles themed components blending nicely; black pepper, stony minerality, cherry-cola, light menthol, spicy plum sauce and a touch of greenness in the tannins. Enjoy this middleweight Syrah over the next 3-4 years. Drink 2014-2018.
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