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Burrowing Owl Merlot 2013, British Columbia

Okanagan Valley
Food Pairing
Medium-rare duck breast
$30 in B.C.

Full and smooth, with sweet-juicy berry fruit and notes of vanilla, dark chocolate and leather. The oak is well-integrated and the tannins glossy. Nice now, it should cellar well for up to eight years. A good match for medium-rare duck breast. 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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