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Painted Rock Syrah
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Painted Rock Syrah 2014

Skaha Bench, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaAgain, you can’t help but notice the marked difference in mid-valley syrah, even in a particularly warm year, and maybe a shift to less is more at Painted Rock. The sweaty, peppery floral nose invites you into the glass with a hint of reduction (be sure to decant for 45 minutes). The palate is more of the same with floral, sagebrush, black pepper, curry and licorice supported by dense, fine-grained tannins. More refinement again and we will take it. Cellar through 2020 or serve now with grilled rare beef.Tasted: 12 May 2017Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 34.69 winery direct, private wine shops Producer: Painted Rock Estate WineryDistributors: Winery Direct
Grape: Shiraz/SyrahCSPC: 130989UPC: 00626990105855