2010 Painted Rock Syrah

2010 Painted Rock Syrah

Skaha Bench, Penticton

Varietal excellence

$46.00 Quantity

VARIETAL: Syrah

ALCOHOL: 14.80%

SIZE: 750ml

Ratings:

93 POINTS John Schreiner

Silver Medal, 2013 National Wine Awards

 

Reviews:

“ Deep in colour, the wine begins with aromas of pepper, cedar and black cherry. On the palate, there are flavours of pepper, figs and plums. The texture is generous, with just the perfect backbone of ripe tannins and oak to give this wine a long life in the cellar as well. Think of this as a Rhone-style red, disciplined and elegant, with a long finish.”  93 POINTS John Schreiner 

"Reminiscent of fine Northern Rhône syrah, this juicy, tightly wound red offers up a big dose of cracked pepper and dark fruit, with nuances of tar, roast pork and new shoe leather – all those wacky overtones that melt the hearts of syrah fans. From a stellar winery, this is a fine candidate for up to 10 years in the cellar, where it should develop an even meatier, earthy profile. Ideal for braised red meats such as beef short ribs."  Beppi Crosariol, Globe & Mail

Why We're Drinking It:

Bright and expressive, with layers of interest and complexity.

Aged 18 months in 60% new French oak and 40% new American oak.

The 2010 Syrah is juicy and spicy, emulating a Northern Rhone style. Plenty of black pepper on the nose, along with blueberry and floral aromas. The palate is bold, with juicy acidity and another dose of black pepper. The tannin is moderate and well balanced. Smokey oak reveals itself on the elegant finish. Pair with a slow roasted leg of lamb spiked with thyme and rosemary to accentuate the earthy undertones.

Tasting Notes:

The 2010 Syrah is juicy and spicy, emulating a Northern Rhone style. Plenty of black pepper on the nose, along with blueberry and floral aromas. The palate is bold, with juicy acidity and another dose of black pepper. The tannin is moderate and well balanced. Smokey oak reveals itself on the elegant finish. Pair with a slow roasted leg of lamb spiked with thyme and rosemary to accentuate the earthy undertones.

The Story to Know:

Painted Rock embraces the traditions of the old world and the imagination of the new world. Set in the Okanagan Wine Country of British Columbia, Canada, Painted Rock has arrived at an opportune moment in time. The Skinner's knew that the Okanagan was starting to gain international interest, and they recognized it's potential to produce serious wines. The Okanagan's combination of hot, dry summers, cool mountain air, and unique microclimates makes this a spectacular place to produce wine.

Painted Rock sits on a spectacular bench overlooking the eastern shore of Skaha Lake in Penticton, B.C. This 60-acre property has a unique microclimate that is particularly suited to the production of premium wines. Since the early 1900's, this orchard harvested apricots until the orchard was felled due to a gypsy moth infestation in the late 1980's. The property, known locally as “The Blackhawk”, laid fallow while under the ownership of another winery until John Skinner and his family acquired and contoured it in 2004, and then began planting in 2005. This family-owned estate winery aspires toward a single vision of excellence that maintains the integrity of the wine and never homogenizes the brand.

Bright and expressive, with layers of interest and complexity.

Aged 18 months in 60% new French oak and 40% new American oak.

The 2010 Syrah is juicy and spicy, emulating a Northern Rhone style. Plenty of black pepper on the nose, along with blueberry and floral aromas. The palate is bold, with juicy acidity and another dose of black pepper. The tannin is moderate and well balanced. Smokey oak reveals itself on the elegant finish. Pair with a slow roasted leg of lamb spiked with thyme and rosemary to accentuate the earthy undertones.

“ Deep in colour, the wine begins with aromas of pepper, cedar and black cherry. On the palate, there are flavours of pepper, figs and plums. The texture is generous, with just the perfect backbone of ripe tannins and oak to give this wine a long life in the cellar as well. Think of this as a Rhone-style red, disciplined and elegant, with a long finish.”  93 POINTS John Schreiner 

"Reminiscent of fine Northern Rhône syrah, this juicy, tightly wound red offers up a big dose of cracked pepper and dark fruit, with nuances of tar, roast pork and new shoe leather – all those wacky overtones that melt the hearts of syrah fans. From a stellar winery, this is a fine candidate for up to 10 years in the cellar, where it should develop an even meatier, earthy profile. Ideal for braised red meats such as beef short ribs."  Beppi Crosariol, Globe & Mail

93 POINTS John Schreiner

Silver Medal, 2013 National Wine Awards

 

The 2010 Syrah is juicy and spicy, emulating a Northern Rhone style. Plenty of black pepper on the nose, along with blueberry and floral aromas. The palate is bold, with juicy acidity and another dose of black pepper. The tannin is moderate and well balanced. Smokey oak reveals itself on the elegant finish. Pair with a slow roasted leg of lamb spiked with thyme and rosemary to accentuate the earthy undertones.

Painted Rock embraces the traditions of the old world and the imagination of the new world. Set in the Okanagan Wine Country of British Columbia, Canada, Painted Rock has arrived at an opportune moment in time. The Skinner's knew that the Okanagan was starting to gain international interest, and they recognized it's potential to produce serious wines. The Okanagan's combination of hot, dry summers, cool mountain air, and unique microclimates makes this a spectacular place to produce wine.

Painted Rock sits on a spectacular bench overlooking the eastern shore of Skaha Lake in Penticton, B.C. This 60-acre property has a unique microclimate that is particularly suited to the production of premium wines. Since the early 1900's, this orchard harvested apricots until the orchard was felled due to a gypsy moth infestation in the late 1980's. The property, known locally as “The Blackhawk”, laid fallow while under the ownership of another winery until John Skinner and his family acquired and contoured it in 2004, and then began planting in 2005. This family-owned estate winery aspires toward a single vision of excellence that maintains the integrity of the wine and never homogenizes the brand.