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Painted Rock Syrah, Skaha Bench, Okanagan Valley BC
94 Points

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Vintage: 2020
BC: $52.99 BCLDB
BC Private Wine Stores: $55.0 + price will vary
Winery: $49.99

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WineScores' Review

Woven, elegant, supple. A standout in Painted Rock's portfolio, their complex Syrah never fails to impress.
The Syrah grapes come from two west-facing sloped vineyard blocks (clones 99 & 100) and it was aged 18 months in 30% new oak; of the new oak 80% was French and 20% American. The remaining 70% was aged in second fill French.
Superbly scented. Sweet black raspberry aromas are woven with white pepper, candied violets, cedar, licorice, chocolate, pipe tobacco and baking spice. It has a supple entry and generous fruit alongside white pepper, vanilla, cola spice and espresso flavours. It's an elegant and statuesque Syrah with lovely freshness and notable persistence.
Pair: spicy chorizo pizza, smoked gouda and caramelized onion grilled cheese, cheese fondue or game.

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

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Wine Scores reviewed - 2022-11-30 12:07:53.0


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