The Wine

2013 Athene

Intense and intriguing aromas on the nose with pastry crust, blackberry, raspberry, blueberry, dried thyme and sage, ripe Italian plum and with some complex paprika, cinnamon and black pepper spice. The palate is ripe and rich in black fruits, black plum, cassis and black cherry with some espresso and oak and given a nice savoury…
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2011 Athene

A modern BC blend with the soft richness of Syrah blended with Cabernet Sauvignon’s structure and verve.The nose shows Syrah’s black pepper, Italian plum, blueberry and savoury, meaty notes along with Cabernet’s cassis, violet, dried sage and cedar.The palate is full and intensely flavoured with firm yet ripe tannins, lots of cassis, blackberry, blueberry and…
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2012 Athene

This co-fermentation of Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon produced a rich and seductive wine with balance and great complexity. It is full bodied and packed with concentrated black fruit flavours of black cherry, blackberry and baked blueberry over a background of intriguing spices, bittersweet dark cocoa and earthy notes that persist on a long finish. The…
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2014 bottling Coruja

Introducing Coruja (kor-OO-jia) – Burrowing Owl Estate Winery is proud to offer it’s first fortified port-style wine. The name, Portuguese for “owl,” pays homage to the winery’s namesake and to the country of origin for this style of wine. A soul warming aroma of dried plums, blackberry, blueberry and pastry crust all wrapped around complex…
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2011 Cabernet Franc

An intriguing combination with intense aromas of ripe Italian plum, blueberry and tomato along with violet, burlap, pipe tobacco and dried herbs.The palate is dry, with lively, juicy acidity showcasing the fresh raspberry, ripe red currant, ruby grapefruit and plum before the intricate combination of chocolate, licorice, dried herbs, baking spice, smoked paprika, tobacco, violet,…
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2012 Cabernet Franc

A potpourri of rich and exotic spices mixed in with a lovely fruit bouquet with aromas of blueberry, crushed raspberry and brambleberry mixed with notes of vanilla, earth and black olive. The palate is dry with fresh acidity balancing the rich fruit and body of the wine while the rounded tannins lend structure. Flavours of…
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2012 Cabernet Sauvignon

This vintage showcases this fantastic vineyard site for Cabernet Sauvignon. The nose combines ripe cassis, damson plum, blueberry, black olive and hints of dried sage and tobacco. There is cedar, vanilla, marzipan and dark chocolate waiting in the background. The palate is both full bodied yet structured with rich, concentrated blackberry, cassis and plum with…
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2010 Cabernet Sauvignon

A complex and truly south Okanagan Valley expression of Cabernet Sauvignon. The colour is deep purple and the aromas range from cassis, plum, raspberry, blueberry and black cherry through to vanilla oak notes, cedar, cinnamon, violet and distinctive dried wild sage brush. The palate is full of structure, built to last for a decade or…
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2011 Cabernet Sauvignon

A deep coloured, structured and youthful wine built for aging. The nose shows intense black and red currant, raspberry cinnamon, vanilla and clove with an intriguing cayenne pepper note. The palate is dry with refreshing acidity and firm but ripe tannins that give a dusty, dried sage sensation.The flavours of plum, blackcurrant, black olive, violet,…
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2011 Chardonnay

A wine of elegance and delicacy while maintaining intensity and verve. The nose leads with lemon, peach, honeydew melon and subtly integrated vanilla custard oak along with savoury lees aromas.The palate combines weight with vivacity with a creamy, soft and rich palate backed up with lively acidity and flavours of nectarine, grapefruit, papaya and subtle…
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2012 Chardonnay

A Chardonnay that combines all the elements from well integrated oak through tree fruits, stone fruits and some interesting nut and lees components. The nose shows the ripeness of the vintage with nectarine, peach, baked golden apple and tropical notes along with some vanilla, hazelnut and fresh lemon zest. The palate is quite full with…
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2014 Chardonnay

The 2014 Chardonnay shows the ripe fruitiness of the 2014 vintage with winemaking restraint. It has ripe peach, nectarine and tropical pineapple and papaya notes on the nose with some well integrated subtle toasty oak and fresh mandarin and lemon citrus notes to add complexity. The palate is full-bodied and rich textured but with crisp…
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2013 Chardonnay

The 2013 vintage balances freshness and ripeness with subtly-used French oak. The nose shows lemon, nectarine, hints of banana and pineapple with notes of nut, lees and well-integrated dusty oak. The palate is crisp, medium bodied with a beautiful, silky texture. There is plenty of intensity in the complex citrus, almond, honeydew melon, savoury lees…
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2011 Malbec

 Intense and brambly Malbec character combined with Okanagan Valley freshness, acidity and bright fruit.The nose shows spicy, mixed berry notes along with chocolate, vanilla, cherry Christmas pudding, pink peppercorn, leather, some game meat and a hint of dried sage. The palate has ripe tannins, an intense Malbec rusticity with dried berry, orange zest, cinnamon, licorice,…
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2013 Malbec

The nose is spicy, peppery and rustic with intense aromas of blackberry, dried fig, cigar box, leather, vanilla and meat, with subtle violet notes in the background. The palate is dry and full bodied with crisp acidity and firm, ripe tannins. There is lots of personality in the paprika, black plum, sundried tomato, blueberry and…
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2012 Malbec

Displaying a deep purple ruby hue, 2012 Malbec speaks of lush dense fruit. The nose opens on perfumed scents of Bing cherry, Damson plum, blackberry, vanilla, liquorice and hints of cocoa. Medium to full in body, its silky texture nicely balances with ripe and round tannins. Flavours of sweet black cherry and baked plum, mesh…
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2012 Meritage

Vibrant and complex nose with everything from ripe raspberry, cassis, blackberry and prune plum through to dried sage brush, orange zest, clove, black olive, marzipan, dusty vanillin oak and malt. The palate is dry, rich and full bodied with crisp acidity and firm, medium-plus ripe tannins. The structure for aging is framed by plenty of…
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2010 Meritage

A young, elegant Bordeaux varietal blend that is built for long ageing. The nose is subtle but multifaceted with cassis, mixed red berry, plum, cherry, cocoa, blueberry, burlap, tobacco and cedar. The palate is refined and stylish with a silky textured body, ripe tannins and crisp acidity. The intense flavours of plum, cherry and raspberry…
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2011 Meritage

A complex, fresh red blend from the moderate 2011 vintage showing aromas ranging the broad spectrum from cassis, vanilla, blackberry and black plum through roasted nut, smoke, black olive, chocolate ice-cream, burlap, dried sage, cocoa and some sweet blue floral notes. The palate is youthful and structured with plenty of acidity and tannin for long…
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2010 Merlot

This wine launches with a complex nose combining the fruitiness of ripe black cherry, black plum, blueberry and blackberry with interesting savoury notes. There is smoke, dark chocolate, pastry crust, bacon, cinnamon, vanilla and clove along with a subtle violet floral note.The palate is full bodied with mixed red and black berries, plum, paprika and…
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2011 Merlot

An intriguing combination of complex spices, silky texture and juicy red fruits. On the nose there is dusty cocoa and vanilla notes, plum, spiced cherry, mulberry and blueberry with complex paprika, cinnamon and smoke in the background.The palate is full bodied and balanced by crisp acidity and ripe tannins. Dried blueberry, violet, juicy blackberry and…
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2012 Merlot

The 2012 Merlot displays captivating notes of blackberry, damson plum, dried orange peel, vanilla and cocoa mingled with sweet Christmas spices. It is a full bodied red that offers a plush mouthfeel loaded with concentrated flavours of stewed plum, blackberry, mocha and toast with some cedar spices on the long complex finish. The tannins are…
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2012 Petit Verdot

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery is proud to announce the premier release of Petit Verdot as a single varietal, to the line up of premium wines. The 2012 Petit Verdot shows dense black fruit aromas mixed with an array of seductive spices. Cassis and stewed blackberries mingle on the nose combined with Dutch black liquorice, dusty earth and notes…
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2013 Pinot Gris

The 2013 Pinot Gris shows pronounced intensity of summer fruit aromas consisting of Asian pear, red apple, nectarine and melon with a hint of honeysuckle. On the palate it fills the mouth with a rich and round texture that is perfectly balanced with a zesty apple acidity providing vibrancy to the wine. The concentrated flavours…
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2014 Pinot Gris

The nose on Burrowing Owl Estate Winery’s 2014 Pinot Gris opens with seductive, ripe expressions of pear, honeydew melon and nectarines, with white flower, cardamom and pine needle undertones. The palate has a mouth-filling richness with layers of orchard fruits, cantaloupe and yellow plum, balanced with hints of mandarin rind and a chalky minerality. This…
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2011 Pinot Noir

This wine shows the bright, red fruit side of Pinot Noir with lots of ripe cherry, baked strawberry and prune plum notes along with some complex subtle earth, five-spice and pipe tobacco. The palate is soft and silky with elegant light tannins and waves of black cherry, blueberry, strawberry, earth, mineral and slightly meaty notes…
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2012 Pinot Noir

An intense nose starting with ripe black cherry, plum and cooked mixed berries with some complex earthy, clove, game meat and orange infused mint chocolate. The palate is rich, lush and silky with brambly mixed berry, raspberry and spiced raspberry pie filling all balanced with crisp acidity and a nice savoury side of spice, earth,…
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2013 Pinot Noir

2013 Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Pinot noir releases a concentrated nose of raspberry coulis on a background canvas of violet, soft spice, meaty and vanillin undertones. The palate is coated with intense flavours of wild strawberries and baked dark berries perfectly framed by a juicy acidity and prolonged by notes of cedar, cloves, vanilla and…
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2013 Sauvignon Blanc

This aromatic varietal offers scents of lemon rind, passion-fruit, guava, and gooseberry mingled with some vanilla toastiness on the nose from barrel ageing. Medium bodied and balanced with a zesty mouth watering acidity makes for a rich yet fresh style. There is a creamy texture on the palate from its ageing on lees that is…
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2012 Sauvignon Blanc

 A nice combination of richness and freshness. The nose shows dusty vanillin notes from the barrel with complex lemon, dried sage, baked apple, spiced pear, gooseberry, green melon, paw paw and a hint of flowers. On the palate there is crisp acidity giving zing to support the creamier texture from the oak and lees that…
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2014 Sauvignon Blanc

Subtle flavours of fresh cut grass, lemon and passionfruit intermingle on the nose with vanilla, leafy and candied fruit undertones. The palate is rich with a harmoniously woven mouthfeel combining green apple, white peach, passionfruit with leafy, nectarine and fresh marjoram notes. Balance is built on a medium acidity and a mellowed texture that add…
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2011 Syrah

A ripe and intense wine with pronounced aromas of damson plum, milk chocolate, custard, blackberry, black olive and dark cherry with smoked paprika and a background of freshly ground black pepper.The palate is full and rich yet balanced with refreshing acidity with the chocolaty oak flavours giving way to blackberry, dried cherry and plum along…
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2012 Syrah

Rich aromas of blueberry and blackberry mesh together with layers of leather, earth, tobacco and white pepper. This full-bodied wine fills the mouth with a plump and silky feel complimented with a well-balanced structure of acidity and tannin. Seductive flavours of black cherry, tobacco and smoke meld together beautifully on the lingering finish. Made in…
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2013 Syrah

Delicate and elegant, the 2013 Syrah opens on a deep and harmonious nose of violet, warm and treacly black fruits meshed together with tobacco, cocoa, wood spice and black pepper. On the palate the wine progresses smoothly with flavours of damson plum, blackberry, baked strawberry followed by tobacco, clove, vanilla, licorice and leathery undertones. The…
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