Monday, May 4, 2009

Round 2 - Canucks vs. Blackhawks

OK, so the second round of the playoffs has kicked off and our boys have drawn the Chicago Blackhawks as their opponents.  Using my Hockey and the Quest for the Stanley Cup along the Golden Mile, a new series calls for a new BC winery to be featured.  I decided this is a perfect excuse to open up some of the Burrowing Owl wines that we've been hoarding in wait for a special occasion.

Some might question putting a burrowing owl up against a black hawk but, remember, the concept is that these wines are going to top anything that Illinois can put up against them.

39.  2005 Burrowing Owl Syrah (Okanagan)

Go big or go home, they say, and this wine delivers on that front.  As with much of the wine world, 2005 is generally seen as being a year of good growing conditions in the Okanagan.  This syrah has garnered its fair share of praise - winning local, national and international awards.  A worthy wine to put up against Chicago.

The wine ran out long before the game was over - maybe that's why the Hawks made up a 3-0 deficit; however, our boys in blue, ultimately came through to take the first game.  A huge sigh of relief could be heard throughout the city.

The 9-day lay off between this series and Round 1 left me counting the hours to opening the Burrowing Owl.  As much as I'm looking forward to drinking the wines, I think I'd still prefer the Canucks to make short order of the Hawks.  Seven games would lead to some nice wines but it might also lead to my needing something stronger to drink than wine as a coping mechanism.

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