This is a well structured, firm wine, reflecting a cooler vintage. The aromas are earthy and peppery and the bright fruit flavours -- cherries, currants and even cranberries -- make this quite a vivacious wine in the palate. It is drinking well now and will develop character even further with additional aging.
Burrowing Owl VineyardFood Pairing:
Venison casserole with chilli beans & tomatoes, grilled or BBQ meats or gameSweetness Code:
A blend of Merlot 40%, Cabernet Franc 40%, Cabernet Sauvignon 20%Cellaring:
2 to 15 years, checking periodicallyAdditional Notes:
PH 3.77, T.A. 6.47, Alc/vol 13.5%