WTN: `03 Sandhill Merlot Burrowing Owl Vineyard--VQA Okanagan Valley, BC.
Bottle was opened last night at the Grill, the event being our search for some new wines for the group winelist. Initial impressions are a tad hazy but took home for further investigation!!! I had been looking for this wine since this months theme was announced so feel fortunate to grab this bottle after the hectic evening. 70 wines in 4 hours forumites!!
C. Big deep rich looking cherry colour, pale watery rim. Huge clinging legs.
N. Oak, spice, cherry, black fruits. Seems very complex even after 24 hrs. Has not lost anything overnight I`d say, probably more developed.
P. Think this one will need some time in the cellar. Quite tannic, chocolate, oak, masses of cherry fruit. Very good acidity but balance needs some time to develope. Should check back in a day or two but a great wine for $20.00 Cdn. Believe it is flying off the shelves but that is no surprise as this winery is top notch!!