2019 Syrah

2019 Syrah

Gold medal winner at 2021 WineAlign NWAC

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Chocolate and savoury aromas lead into the pepper filled palate this Syrah is known for. Bright acidity keeps this beautifully full-bodied wine textured and balanced. Notes of liquorice, vanilla and dark fruit linger. 


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Awards for Past Vintages:

2017 Syrah - Top 10 Syrah - WineAlign's Guide to Canada's Best Wines 2020
2016 Syrah – Gold Medal, Wine Align National Wine Awards of Canada 2019
2016 Syrah – Silver Medal, Decanter World Wine Awards
2015 Syrah – Gold Medal, BC Lieutenant Governors Awards
2014 Syrah – Silver Medal, Syrah du Monde 2017
2014, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009 vintages awarded Gold at InterVin International Wine Awards (2013-2018)
2009 Syrah – Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in BC Wines 2012

Media and Reviews for Past Vintages:

2018 Syrah - 93 Points - John Schreiner
2018 Syrah - 92 Points - Tony Aspler & Michael Godel, WineAlign
​2018 Syrah - "You best get some of this while you can" Anthony Gismondi, The Vancouver Sun
2017 Syrah – 93 Points – John Schreiner & Sara d'Amato, WineAlign
2016 Syrah – 93 Points – John Schreiner
​2015 Syrah – 92 Points – Beppi Crosariol, The Globe and Mail
2014 Syrah – 17.5 Richard Hemming – “watch out world, this is one the best syrahs out there”. www.jancisrobinson.com
2014 Syrah – 92 Points, Anthony Gismondi, The Vancouver Sun
2013 Syrah – 91 Points, Decanter Magazine, Steven Spurrier
2013 Syrah – 93 Points, Beppi Crosariol, The Globe and Mail 


100% Syrah.

Our Syrah was hand picked from our two estate Syrah blocks starting on October 21, 2019: J block which is planted with clone 100, and M block, which is planted with 99. This wine was aged for 18 months in 30% new oak. Of that new oak, 80% was French and 20% was American. The remaining 70% was aged in second-fill French oak.

Vintage: 2019
Alcohol %: 15
Titratable Acidity: 7.4 g/L
Residual Sugar: 2.9 g/L
PH: 3.81



Overall, the 2019 vintage had challenges, but we are exceptionally proud with how our site and team handled them. The season started off cool with more than average rainfall. Our team effectively cropped and maintained the vineyard to ensure high quality fruit and ripeness. While this in turn led us to having the lowest crop yield since 2012, it was well worth it. Our site conditions made it so that we did not experience the early October frosts and were able to continue to hang fruit until late October. Overall, Alain says that this will be a spectacular cool climate vintage from Painted Rock.