2017 Painted Rock Red Icon
VARIETAL: Red Blend
REGION: Penticton, Skaha Lake - Okanagan Valley
BOTTLE SIZE: 750 mL
This vintage invites you in with rich, pronounced aromas of cassis, black cherry, bramble fruit and nutmeg. The palate with it’s well balanced, smooth tannins shows further development of the dark fruit with further blueberry and chocolate notes. Elegantly balanced with a rich texture, bright acidity and smooth texture. 38% Merlot, 21% Cabernet Franc, 20% Petit Verdot, 11% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Malbec, and 2% Syrah.
Each vineyard block was individually hand picked and berry sorted. Blocks were then broken into small batches, cold soaked on their skins for four days and fermented for an additional 21 days on their skins in tank with twice daily pump overs. All batches are then barrel aged for 18 months in 30% new French oak. The barrels that were blended to create the Red Icon were chosen first for their specific attributes. For only the 2nd time, we have added Syrah to be blend. The 1st and only other time was 2009. The wine was blended prior to bottling, unfiltered.
Achieving the esteemed Winery of the Year at the 2018-19 InterVin International Wine Awards