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Painted Rock Syrahtext
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16¾/20

Painted Rock Syrah 2018

Skaha Bench, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThe latest PR syrah is grown mid-valley on a sunny, west-facing Skaha Bench slope. The style takes us to Barossa with its rich, hedonistic, ripe cassis and black raspberry aroma and its glassy smooth black and blue fruits that spill across the palate, with medium savoury notes and minimal meaty characters this year. It is already inviting, sliding down with ease despite its youth. This mixes two blocks of estate-grown clones: 100 and 99, all handpicked October 22, 2018. The final mix spends 18 months in 30 percent new oak (80/20 French/American), while the remaining 70% of all French oak is one-year-old. Not as complex this year, but ripe and highly attractive nonetheless. You best get some of this while you can.Tasted: 13 March 2021Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 39.99 winery online/direct, select private retailers, restaurants Producer: Painted Rock Estate WineryDistributors: Winery Direct
Grape: Shiraz/SyrahCSPC: 130989UPC: 00626990105855