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Painted Rock 'Red Icon', Okanagan Valley BC
93 Points

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -468900
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WineScores' Review

Continuity, complete, sophisticated. I've found Painted Rock to be the most marked of the Okanagan wineries, when it comes to vintage variation. The wines truly show what the year was like. For example, 2015 being a hot year, these wines are robust and ripe, muscular in style. Now, that doesn’t mean the wines are any less elegant; they are simply more. Additionally, the vines are now over a decade old, and while there's always been a sense of continuity with this estate, Painted Rock's direction grows more notable each year. Aptly named, their premium Red Icon is an amalgamation of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
The nose delivers cassis and plum cake, sage and sweet spices, mocha, pencil shavings and vanilla. Intense and supple, but not lacking freshness, it has an archetypal Bordeaux character. Toasted spice, cocoa, dark forest berries and graphite flavour the palate. It is lengthy and complex--another exemplary rendition of this blend.
As reviewed in Vines Magazine, Spring 2018
Open now and decant, or hold for up to 10 years to allow it to coalesce more.


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


©copyright 2012 Daenna Van Mulligen
Wine Scores reviewed - 2018-07-11 13:48:26.0

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BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -468900

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Painted Rock 'Red Icon', Okanagan Valley BC
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Painted Rock 'Red Icon', Okanagan Valley BC
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