2007 Burrowing Owl Chardonnay

With a hectic month (who am I kidding, let’s just say year+) of travel behind me, not to mention a weekend day full of errands, high winds, cold temperatures (it’s May, enough already), I slumped into my chair at 17:00 and thought “I need a glass of wine”. Not for any reason do I need an excuse for one, but today, I made up a reason. Out came a recently delivered wine from a great Okanagan (British Columbia) winery. Burrowing Owl is often brought up as one of the best BC wineries there is, and as of yet I have not been disappointed. This bottle travel from BC with 11 of it’s friends after one of the winery’s more recent email blasts on new releases (Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir’s also came to visit). On this chilly early May day the 2007 was opened, and here are my thoughts!

Green apple jumps out of this apple juice coloured wine (coincidence?). That nose gives way to a good mixture of fruit (think green pear, nay ‘Vicar of Winkfield’) and undertones of vanilla. While the balance is there, it does linger well enough to not be a pain and to remind you are having more then just some summer toss away white. This wine is actually very full bodied and chewy making is a great addition to any meal you would serve a higher end Burgundy white with. Overall the start to finish was beyond expectations. Well done ‘Owl. While not in the LCBO you can buy this directly from the winery for $25.

The CWGSR is 89 out of 100.

Please note vineyard tasting notes can be found here.


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