Written By Treve Ring Libations / Red Wine Oct 25, 2011 Burrowing Owl Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestBurrowing Owl Estate Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 Oliver, BC $38-42 +508200 available at winery or select private liquor retailerswww.bovwine.caBurrowing Owl’s Cabernet Sauvignon is one I always hope to get on a BC blind tasting. The big, deep, structured, tobacco and dusty herbed red is one I often can nail. It is a tribute to the winery and the house style – a house built by Californian winemaker Bill Dyer and now maintained by Bertus Albertyn, the South African winemaker who has been with the winery since 2009.Spicy dark fruit, cassis and that aforementioned dusty tobacco leaf fill this well constructed frame, while sweet dried figs, coffee and a whiff of cured meat linger in the finish. Though the Burrowing Owl wines are meant to drink now, this would be beneficially well worn in 5+ years. No time to wait? Pair with rib roast or steak frites.When the Wyse family purchased the Oliver property back in 1993, they named it Burrowing Owl Vineyard, after learning that the little owl may have lived in the area at one time, but has since become an endangered species. Winery patrons are asked to donate $2 for each wine tasting and all proceeds are given to the Burrowing Owl Conservation Society of BC for their captive release program for burrowing owls and to SORCO (South Okanagan Rehabilitation Centre for Owls). Rating: (click here to see what our wine ratings mean) EATrecommendsBurrowing Owl Estate Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2008Spicy dark fruit, cassis and that aforementioned dusty tobacco leaf fill this well constructed frame, while sweet dried figs, coffee and a whiff of cured meat linger in the finish. Though the Burrowing Owl wines are meant to drink now, this would be beneficially well worn in 5+ years. No time to wait? Pair with rib roast or steak frites.BC winewine review SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Treve Ring Treve Ring is a wine writer, editor, judge, consultant and certified sommelier, and has been with EAT Magazine for over a decade.\r\n\r\nIn addition to her work with EAT, she is a Wine Critic and National Judge for ... Read More You may also like Events / Food News / Places April 28, 2021 CITY EATS May|June 2021 At press time, restaurants, pubs, bars and food courts remain closed for indoor dining. One silver lining is that the weather is warming up and more ... Read More Food Events / Food News September 18, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-Island & Tofino September|October 2019 The Buzz Up-Island It’s high time for festival season! I anticipate this time of the year all year long when fresh produce is in abundance, ... Read More Food Events / Food News July 3, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-island & Tofino July|August 2019 The Buzz Up-island July 2019 “First we EAT, then we do everything else”(M.K.Fisher) – at least I do anyway. Never short of ... Read More Events / Food News / Places June 27, 2019 City EATS July|August 2019 Summertime means eating al fresco, whether on one of our city’s many lovely outdoor patios or packing a picnic and heading to a park or ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 City EATS May 2019 Summer is on the way! This seems like a good time to remind you about Victoria’s incredible small batch ice cream and frozen treat makers, just in ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Tofino May 2019 16th Tofino Food & Wine Festival — 20 top chefs, 75 wineries and 21 breweries to indulge on June 7th – 9th. Friday kicks off The Cocktail ... Read More Comments are closed.