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Burrowing Owl Vineyards Pinot Noir 2006

External Review by Appellation America:

Conventional wisdom says that Pinot Noir should not be grown here because Burrowing Owl’s sandy, sun-drenched vineyard in the south Okanagan is too hot. Nevertheless, winery founder Jim Wyse put in a block of Dijon 115 clone Pinot Noir and, beginning with the 1999 vintage, the winery has released one successful Pinot Noir after another. The wine shares the house style of all Burrowing Owl reds: “big, warm and toasty,” as a tasting note said of the winery’s 2001 Pinot Noir. This reliable consistency have created a cult following for Burrowing Owl. The wine is sensuous, silky and full-bodied. Ruby in hue, it begins with aromas of cherries and spice, with the barrel aging coming through as toast and vanilla, but subtly. The oak does not dominate the fruit. In the palate, there are attractive sweet cherry and strawberry flavours. While the tannins are soft and approachable, there is structure to allow the wine to develop in the bottle for another four or five years. 89 points.

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Burrowing Owl Estate Winery:
Balance is a time-honored goal in the making of premium wines and working toward balance is a way of life at Burrowing Owl Estate Winery. Founder Jim Wyse is committed to balance, well beyond that of the fine, world-class wines being produced. A kind of Hippocratic oath ("to do no harm") underlies the creative viticultural and enological practices at Burrowing Owl.

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03/30/2009

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External Reviews for Burrowing Owl Vineyards Pinot Noir

External Review
Source: Appellation America
10/16/2008

Conventional wisdom says that Pinot Noir should not be grown here because Burrowing Owl’s sandy, sun-drenched vineyard in the south Okanagan is too hot. Nevertheless, winery founder Jim Wyse put in a block of Dijon 115 clone Pinot Noir and, beginning with the 1999 vintage, the winery has released one successful Pinot Noir after another. The wine shares the house style of all Burrowing Owl reds: “big, warm and toasty,” as a tasting note said of the winery’s 2001 Pinot Noir. This reliable consistency have created a cult following for Burrowing Owl. The wine is sensuous, silky and full-bodied. Ruby in hue, it begins with aromas of cherries and spice, with the barrel aging coming through as toast and vanilla, but subtly. The oak does not dominate the fruit. In the palate, there are attractive sweet cherry and strawberry flavours. While the tannins are soft and approachable, there is structure to allow the wine to develop in the bottle for another four or five years. 89 points.




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