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Painted Rock Syrah, Okanagan Valley BC
92 Points

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Vintage: 2010
BC Private Wine Stores: $40.0 + price will vary

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WineScores' Review

Painted Rock continues to win accolades with their estate grown wines from above Skaha Lake, near Penticton.
This vintage, the Syrah was aged 18 months in oak barrels (80% new with 60% being French and 40% being American oak).
It's has a decadent nose of chocolate liqueur, vanilla and sarsaparilla rounded out with violets, blueberry and blackberry, toffee and mint. Supple on the tongue, it will seduce you with sweet fruit, dark chocolate and baking spice. There is a lovely floral component on the palate with gobs of white pepper, which trails on the finish. Great balance with plenty of acidity that begs for a bite to eat - Im thinking spicy chorizo pizza, smoked gouda and caramelized onion grilled cheese.

Recommended Pairings
Rich Meats , Good First Impressions, Cellar Keepers, French Food

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Wine Scores reviewed - 2012-05-09 12:07:53.0


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