Cabernet Sauvignon


Alcohol: 14.3% | pH: 3.83 | Titratable Acidity (as tartaric acid): 7.0 g/L

Bottling Date: July 2010

Tasting Notes:

Burrowing Owl’s 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon is a concentrated, intense, brooding wine with a lashing of powerful fruit. Mulberries, tobacco and spice dominate the nose on this handsome charmer. Cassis and slight leafy notes lead to a supple, sumptuous and vibrant palate. You will find classy depth, richness and length, all finely drawn with strong structure and balance. This young red is already approachable, but will improve with bottle age. Drink now through 2017, longer if properly cellared.

Wine Making:

The fruit was harvested by hand in October 2008 from
Burrowing Owl Vineyards off Black Sage Road in Oliver,
B.C. The fruit was fermented at 28ºC and held on skins for
21 days before pressing off. The wine was then transfered
into French oak barrels for aging. The wine was racked
periodically and aged for 20 months in barrels: 14 months
in 100% new French oak barrels, 6 months in older,
neutral barrels.

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