Burrowing Owl Estate Malbec, Okanagan, Canada 2016 (750ml)
An intense nose of blackberry and black cherry fruit with baked raspberry and subtle and complex notes of pastry crust, vanilla, sweet baking spices, dark chocolate, mint and sage. The palate is dry, full bodied with lots of black pepper and paprika spice along with ripe blackberry, raspberry, blueberry and cassis with some vanillin oak in the background. A long finish with ripe tannins and with crisp acidity it maintains a juicy freshness. Pair this with chorizo sausage or braised lamb shanks.