Pretty, postured, woven.
Thanks to the stunning site above Skaha Lake, the Skinner family's painstaking planning and vine selection, as well as the direction of international winemaker and viticulturist, Alain Sutre, Painted Rock's outstanding wines are receiving international attention.
The 2018 Merlot was matured 18 months in 30% new French oak barrels.
Expect a pretty nose of cedar chips and pipe tobacco, sweet plums and cherry alongside baking spices and violets. The structure is notable, the acidity adds levity and the flavours here are earthy. Postured and pleasing despite a warm finish, it's a nicely woven wine I'd recommend decanting now or cellar up to a decade.
Rich Meats , Cheese - Hard/Aged, Good First Impressions, Cellar Keepers, French Food
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Wine Scores reviewed - 2021-09-14 15:37:45.0