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.
This vintage, the Syrah was aged 18 months in oak barrels (50% new with 60% being French and 40% being American oak).
It is a wonderfully chic wine with notes of white pepper, wild blackberry and red currents with prune plums, leather and dried herbs. It has fantastic complexity and lifted fruit notes harnessed with mocha, toffee, molasses and rich dark chocolate spiked with peppercorns. It's succulent with a spicy, cocoa finish and integrated tannins. It doesn't get much better than this.
Expect great acidity that will sing when paired with 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 Diva reviewed - 2013-10-03 12:07:53.0