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Wine review: Burrowing Owl Cabernet Franc 2011, British Columbia

Cabernet franc
Food Pairing
grilled lamp chops, herb-marinated leg of lamb
$33 in B.C.

It was an abbreviated season, but the summer of 2011 managed to accommodate certain vine varieties remarkably well. Cabernet franc was one. Or, at least, Burrowing Owl's cab franc was among them. It's bracing and dry yet ripe and intriguing, with notes of cherry, cigar, herbs and graphite. Perfect for grilled lamb chops or herb-marinated leg of lamb. Available direct from the winery,

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Life columnist

Beppi Crosariol writes about wine and spirits in the Globe Life and Style sections.He has been The Globe's wine and spirits columnist for more than 10 years. In the late 1990s, he also wrote a food trends column called The Biting Edge.Beppi used to cover business law for ROB and previously edited the paper's weekly technology section. More


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