Burrowing Owl Estate Winery 2012 Athene (Black Sage Bench) Okanagan Valley - BC
Availability: Direct from the winery here
Cost: $38 (taxes included)
Date Tasted: May 31st, 2015
Tasting Notes: The "Athene" is Burrowing Owl's vivacious Syrah-Cabernet Sauvignon blend (53%-47% respectively) that takes full advantage of the warm 2012 vintage, delivering ripe, dark fruit and intense, savoury herb characters on the charming nose and the complex, well-structured, mouth-watering palate.
BC's answer to the fabulous Syrah-Cab blends of South Australia with broody, licorice, cassis, blackberry, cocoa nibs, cherry-cola, menthol, pepper, violets and cranberry dust flavours and aromas. Lots to work with food-pairing wise, but a classic, grilled red meat dish may be your best bet. Drink 2015-2020.
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