2010 Painted Rock Red Icon

2010 Painted Rock Red Icon

Skaha Bench, Penticton

Flagship Production

$65.00 Quantity

VARIETAL: Red Blend

ALCOHOL: 14.50%

SIZE: 750ml

Ratings:

93-94 Pts Liam Carrier

Reviews:

The 2010 sees 39% Cabernet Franc, 21% Merlot, 18% Petit Verdot, 11% Malbec and 11% Cabernet Sauvignon blended to produce an aromatic nose of dark berries, violets, mint, licorice, cedar and dark chocolate aromas while the dry palate charms with intense dark fruit puree flavours supported by fine tannins, mouth-watering acidity, warm earth and toasted oak notes. So well balanced and memorable - a true icon and destined to become the next must-have, collectible cult wine of BC. Liam Carrier

The flagship of the Painted Rock portfolio, delivers a spectacular aroma of red berries, black currants and vanilla. The texture is firm on opening, as it should be for a wine meant to cellared. As the wine opens, it presents flavours of black cherry, black currant, cola, chocolate and spice. John Schreiner

Why We're Drinking It:

Year over year the components of this wine change as we seek to create the best blend from each given vintage.

Aged 18 month in 80% new French oak. Year over year the components of this wine change as we seek to create the best blend from each given vintage.  The 2010 vintage is comprised of 21% Merlot, 39% Cabernet Franc, 11% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Petit Verdot and 11% Malbec.

The blend is well balanced and complex. The nose reveals notes of leather, berries, smoke, ink, and a touch of dusty earth. The palate is well structured, striking the perfect balance between acidity and bold tannin. The long finish unfolds with berries, smoke and savory tones. This is also a great candidate for aging, but would show well now with grilled meat by its side.

Tasting Notes:

The blend is well balanced and complex. The nose reveals notes of leather, berries,   smoke, ink, and a touch of dusty earth. The palate is well structured, striking the perfect balance between acidity and bold tannin. The long finish unfolds with berries, smoke and savory tones. This is also a great candidate for aging, but would show well now with grilled meat by its side.

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.

Perfect Pairings:

Grilled meat.

Year over year the components of this wine change as we seek to create the best blend from each given vintage.

Aged 18 month in 80% new French oak. Year over year the components of this wine change as we seek to create the best blend from each given vintage.  The 2010 vintage is comprised of 21% Merlot, 39% Cabernet Franc, 11% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Petit Verdot and 11% Malbec.

The blend is well balanced and complex. The nose reveals notes of leather, berries, smoke, ink, and a touch of dusty earth. The palate is well structured, striking the perfect balance between acidity and bold tannin. The long finish unfolds with berries, smoke and savory tones. This is also a great candidate for aging, but would show well now with grilled meat by its side.

The 2010 sees 39% Cabernet Franc, 21% Merlot, 18% Petit Verdot, 11% Malbec and 11% Cabernet Sauvignon blended to produce an aromatic nose of dark berries, violets, mint, licorice, cedar and dark chocolate aromas while the dry palate charms with intense dark fruit puree flavours supported by fine tannins, mouth-watering acidity, warm earth and toasted oak notes. So well balanced and memorable - a true icon and destined to become the next must-have, collectible cult wine of BC. Liam Carrier

The flagship of the Painted Rock portfolio, delivers a spectacular aroma of red berries, black currants and vanilla. The texture is firm on opening, as it should be for a wine meant to cellared. As the wine opens, it presents flavours of black cherry, black currant, cola, chocolate and spice. John Schreiner

93-94 Pts Liam Carrier

The blend is well balanced and complex. The nose reveals notes of leather, berries,   smoke, ink, and a touch of dusty earth. The palate is well structured, striking the perfect balance between acidity and bold tannin. The long finish unfolds with berries, smoke and savory tones. This is also a great candidate for aging, but would show well now with grilled meat by its side.

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.

Grilled meat.