Burrowing Owl Estate Winery 'Athene', Okanagan Valley BC
Readers rated this wine:
Expressive, chocolaty, supple.
This vintage the Athene is 48% Cabernet Sauvignon and 52% Syrah. It is aged in American and Hungarian oak, half new, half one-year-old.
It is stylish and expressive with grapey aromas wound around blueberry, chocolate, mocha and baking spice with a meaty core doused with wild herbs. It is supple with great structure; it is smooth, chocolaty and spicy with cherry and wild berry flavours rolling across the finish. Overall, great balance and structure.
Pair: Pepper crusted rib-eye steak, hearty mushroom ravioli with Parmesan and herbs or seasonal game meats.
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Wine Scores Reviewed - January 5th, 2017