Is the love affair over?
Light, lively, a citrus zest while not weighted down with green grass or herbs, and an oak note almost indiscernible. Lax on the palate. Hard to think of this as an accomplished wine in any sense despite many accolades but it’s certainly drinkable. Glass half full, it makes a nice change from the sometimes oppressive new world SB’s but doesn’t have the layers of a fine Sancerre if, in fact, that’s what they’re trying to mimic.
Day was when Burrowing Owl set the Okanagan bar. There is something satisfactory but not brilliant about their wines lately, even their more than stellar Chardonnay seems predictable. Of course I could drink BO all the time but they lack significance, comparatively. Or so it seems to us. Still, no year goes by without getting a mixed case. The SB is currently available online or, believe it or not, at BC Liquor. There is no way it is a 90 or more point wine. But its drinkability, a la a decent Pinot Grigio pre-dinner, is unmatched.
Price: $25 at the vineyard, $27 on the Vancouver shelves.
Market Liquidity: Standard issue.