2010 Painted Rock Merlot
REGION: Okanagan - Pentiction - Skaha Lake
BOTTLE SIZE: 750 mL
Estate Grown and aged 18 months in 80% new French oak. The 2010 Merlot is concentrated, yet subtly perfumed. Toasty oak and savory undertones pair with plummy fruit on the nose. The palate is dense and unctuous with silky tannin. Cocoa, stewed fruit and savory herbs dominate. Pair with braised short ribs to highlight the velvety texture.
Silver Medal, 2013 National Wine Awards
91 POINTS - This is a rich, intense Merlot with 14.3% alcohol, denoting surprising ripeness from a cool vintage. There was good viticulture happening here. The wine begins with aromas of blueberry and blackberry. On the palate, there are flavours of black currant, blueberry, cola and coffee. The tannins still are firm and the wine deserves to be cellared four or five years to reveal its ultimate quality. John Schreiner