The 2008 Athene is a blend of Syrah (53%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (47%). What started out as an experimental blend in the cellar, turned into a beautiful wine which features aromas of dark red, luscious fruit, chocolate, mint, black currant and spice. One can also detect white pepper, cassis and ripe red cherries. The palate is dominated by dark red fruits, cassis and black currant with hints of cigar box and tobacco leaf. The tannins are silky smooth and the acidity is well balanced.
From Burrowing Owl Estate Winery