Chic, stylish, fragrant. Painted Rock continues to win accolades with their estate grown wines from their glorious vantage point above Skaha Lake, near Penticton. Now the estate boasts a stunning new tasting room, wedding and event center with possibly the best view in the Okanagan Valley. Additionally, Painted Rock was the winner of InterVin's 2014/2015 Winery of the Year award.
While I was undoubtedly a fan of the cooler and elegant 2011vintage, the 2012 Painted Rock Syrah is equally impressive. It was aged 18 months in oak barrels (50% new with 80% being French and 20% being American oak).
Expect a wonderfully fragrant stylish Syrah with notes of wild sweet summer berries, violets and roses, licorice and cocoa with undertones of fine white pepper and smoked meat. The palate is silky and chc with lovely finesse and bright acidity. A feminine character purple fruits and flowers, peppery spices and a juicy pink grapefruit layer that makes the palate pop.
Pair: spicy chorizo pizza, smoked gouda and caramelized onion grilled cheese, cheese fondue or game.
Rich Meats , Good First Impressions, Cellar Keepers, French Food
©copyright 2012 Daenna Van Mulligen
Wine Scores reviewed - 2014-12-01 12:07:53.0