Burrowing Owl Cabernet Sauvignon (750ml)
Burrowing Owl winery and vineyards lie within the northernmost tip of the antelope brush ecosystem, which is part of a semi-arid shrub-steppe. The location (on a southwest-tilting, sandy plateau) near the north end of Osoyoos Lake, is one of the most highly rated grape-growing locations in the Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys, and for that matter Canada.
The nose shows a complex mix of cassis, blackberry, black olive, dusty oak, cedar, tobacco and lots of dried wild sage adding a fresh element. The palate is firmly structured and intensely flavoured with flavours mirroring the nose. There is also dried plum, dried black cherry, distinct mint, charred meat and a little liquorice spice with a long, satisfying finish. Young now, it has all the elements to cellar for many years.