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Painted Rock 'Red Icon', Skaha Bench, Okanagan Valley BC
94 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -468900
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WineScores' Review

Elegant, complex, substantial.
A cooler season than the outstanding 2017 vintage, 2018 was more troublesome with forest fire smoke arriving in August and blocking important light. However the fall was sunny and rain minimal, which resulted in beautifully ripened fruit.
For the 2018 vintage, a blend of 54% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc, 11% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Malbec and 8% Petit Verdot, all blocks were harvested, fermented and barrel aged (18 mos in 30% new French oak) separately, then blended unfiltered before bottling. Plummy aromas are layered with wild berries, purple flowers, chocolate, brown spices, mint, vanilla and tobacco. Woven and seamless on the palate it is a serious wine without being ponderous; substantial but balanced it trails chalky cocoa tannins. Following in the impressive footsteps of 2017, this 2018 is still outstanding.
Open now and decant, or hold for the next decade.


 
Recommended Pairings
Rich Meats , Cheese - Hard/Aged, Good First Impressions, Cellar Keepers


©copyright 2012 Daenna Van Mulligen
Wine Scores reviewed - 2020-06-15 13:48:26.0

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93 Points

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Painted Rock 'Red Icon', Skaha Bench, Okanagan Valley BC
95 Points

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Clos du Soleil 'Signature', Similkameen Valley, British Columbia
94 Points

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Luigi Bosca Malbec, Mendoza Argentina
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93 Points

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93 Points

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Luigi Bosca Malbec, Mendoza Argentina
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91 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -480889

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -634014

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91 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -783936

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91 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -194668

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92 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -819847

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93 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -866038

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90 Points

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93 Points

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CedarCreek Estate Winery Platinum 'Desert Ridge' Merlot, Okanagan Valley BC
93 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -594986

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Quails' Gate Estate Winery Syrah 'The Boswell', Okanagan Valley BC
93 Points

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92 Points

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Gold Hill 'Grand Vin', Okanagan Valley, BC
91 Points

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Moon Curser Carmenere, Okanagan Valley BC
92 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -634014

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Moon Curser 'Border Vines' Okanagan Valley BC
92 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -783936

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Clos du Soleil 'Signature', Similkameen Valley, British Columbia
93 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -866038

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Painted Rock Syrah, Skaha Bench, Okanagan Valley BC
93 Points

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Trapiche Broquel Malbec, Mendoza Argentina
88 Points

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Vintage: 2016
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -396218

Ranking: 30.000645
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Terravista Vineyards Figaro, Okanagan Valley, BC
92 Points

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Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery 'Summit', British Columbia
92 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -632893

Ranking: 30.000443
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Umani Ronchi 'Fonte del Re' Lacrima di Morro d'Alba, Marche, Italy
91 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -519272

Ranking: 30.000403
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Tinto Negro 'Finca La Escuela' Malbec, Altamira, Mendoza, Argentina
93 Points

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Vintage: 2015
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -475293

Ranking: 30.000341
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Luigi Bosca Malbec, Mendoza Argentina
91 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -418038

Ranking: 30.000337
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Moon Curser Carmenere, Okanagan Valley BC
91 Points

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Vintage: 2019
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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -634014

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Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery 'Summit', British Columbia
95 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -632893

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Black Hills Estate Winery "Nota Bene", Okanagan Valley BC
94 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -708073

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93 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -396419

Ranking: 30.00021
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Tinto Negro 'Limestone Block' Malbec, Tunuyan, Mendoza, Argentina
91 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -878199

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Clos du Soleil 'Signature', Similkameen Valley, British Columbia
93 Points

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Bodegas Caro Malbec~Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendoza, Argentina
91 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -107516

Ranking: 28.001861
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Osoyoos Larose Petales d'Osoyoos , Okanagan Valley BC
90 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -343103

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90 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -156455

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Phantom Creek Estates Cabernet Franc, Okanagan Valley, BC
91 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -164406

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Famille Perrin 'L'Andeol' Rasteau, Rhone Valley, France
89 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -125856

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Road 13 'Jackpot' Malbec, British Columbia
91 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -312926

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Cantina Tollo 'Pietrame' Limited Edition, Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
93 Points

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