Burrowing Owl 2010 Pinot Noir
There's just the slightest hint of earth to this Okanagan pinot that accentuates the cherry, white pepper, plum and modest toffee aromas. The concentration of fruit is impressive, with deep ripe cherry flavours at the core surrounded by raspberry, red licorice, earth and mocha-like tannins. It is stylish and polished without seeming too worked on — drink now or hold onto a bottle for a few years.
- Alberta: $44
- British Columbia: $30
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Ben MacPhee-Sigurdson is a Winnipeg-based wine writer, educator and consultant. He writes the weekly wine column and a wine blog for the Winnipeg Free Press. Ben is a member of the Wine Access National Tasting Panel and a competition judge.