A nose that shows both vibrant cassis, cranberry, raspberry, red plum and cherry alongside a floral violet note as well as sage and dried thyme. The palate is juicy, energetic and fresh with a medium body and medium tannin level and some intriguing layers of dark chocolate, cocoa, paprika, pepper and some graphite supporting the cherry, currant and mixed berry fruit. Pair this with spaghetti and meatballs or a lightly spiced white bean and tomato vegetarian stew.
73% Merlot | 12% Cabernet Franc | 7% Cabernet Sauvignon | 7% Syrah | 1% Petit Verdot/Malbec
The Wyse Family – founders of Burrowing Owl Estate Winery in Oliver BC – is proud to introduce a lineup of wines under a new label: Calliope.
Grapes for Calliope wines are carefully sourced from local vineyards in the South Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys. Winemakers are granted the freedom to escape from tradition and utilize their creative talents to find new frontiers, explore new taste profiles and create delightful, expressive, fresh characteristics in each varietal or blend. With a focus on early consumption, oak applications are minimized, and wines are sealed under screw caps to retain bright fruit flavours and crisp acidity in the wines. Calliope wines are designed to pair with casual lunches on the patio, or with contemporary cuisine.
Due to the nature of the Alberta Government distribution system, Highlander is unable to guarantee vintages. We will do our best to ensure that the vintages on our online offers are updated and accurate. However, if we cannot fulfill your order with the requested vintage, you will be notified accordingly and you may choose to either accept the available vintage or cancel your order.