Layered savoury notes combined with fragrant spice, white pepper and cassis on the nose. Rounded and rich on the palate, with juicy acidity and chalky tannins. More cassis, vanilla and a silkiness that continues with a long finish.
|Harvest Date:||October 13, 2013|
|Bottling Date:||July 28, 2015|
|Titratable Acid:||6.9 g/L|
|Volatile Acid:||0.77 g/L|
|Residual Sugar:||2.8 g/L|
|Free S02:||29.0 mg/L|
|Total S02:||88.0 mg/L|
|Brix at harvest:||25|
The season started strong with a warm April, which led to good conditions for bud break. The drier than normal May set the stage for early flowering and then early ripening throughout the vineyard. The temperatures dipped in September with a wet first harvest in October. A benign weather system carried us into November with dry and mild weather.
Aged 18 months on 30% new oak, of which 80% was French and 20% American, and 70% second fill French Oak.
93 POINTS Spectacular BC Syrah with savoury herbs, cedar brush, fresh earth, wild dark berries and spice. Wowsers! Natalie Maclean
The aroma is ripe and inviting, with notes of plum, black cherry and pepper. Svelte and polished in texture, the wine has flavours of red fruit with hints of dark chocolate and black coffee. The pepper on the savoury finish punctuates a delicious wine. John Schreiner
Chic, stylish, complex. 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. Additionally, Painted Rock was the winner of InterVin's 2014/2015 Winery of the Year award.
Undoubtedly I have a soft spot for the Painted Rock Syrah it continues to impress with its freshness, complexity and chic style. It's feminine and stylish with aromas of black raspberry, violets, cola spices, vanilla and finely ground black pepper. The palate follows suit; sweet and ripe berry flavours lead the palate followed with coco and spice. Exceptional complexity and posture with a long fresh finish. Pair: spicy chorizo pizza, smoked gouda and caramelized onion grilled cheese, cheese fondue or game. Daenna Van Mulligen
A tremendously aromatic nose of fresh cracked black pepper, violets and wild herbs. Earthy with a sensual muskiness and a tight, taught palate. Lean in a muscular sense with great focus. Youthful with firm but not unripe tannins and concentrated but not heavy fruit. Its evolution should be intriguing. The floral finish is persistent and pleasurable. Best 2017-2020. Tasted August 2015. Sara d’Amato
The style change between the 2012 and 2013 Painted Rock syrah is a study in vintage variation, and perhaps shifting philosophy. In any case the 2013 is a wine of more finely detailed nuances, certainly still tightly wound in the reductive house style, but already wonderfully perfumed in the typical cool climate register of cracked white and black pepper, lavender and mediterranean scrub. Tannins are finely woven and neatly stitched, acids are lively and crisp and the length lingers nicely...Fine stuff. Tasted August 2015. John Szabo
Sheer veneer of bold, spicy and heavy laden aromas in this dry as a dusty desert Syrah. Quite a mouthful of syrup, anything but simple and striking in layers of viscosity and unctuous behaviour. West coast tattoos and sun-kissed skin swell, thick juice fills every tide pool and this is just fantastically a wine that turns cartwheels and jumps with joy...The desert likes Syrah and Syrah likes the desert. Drink 2016-2020. Tasted August 2015. Michael Godel