Plush, postured, fresh.
Thanks to the stunning site above Skaha Lake, the Skinner family's painstaking planning and vine selection, as well as the direction of international winemaker and viticulturist, Alain Sutre, Painted Rock's outstanding wines are receiving international attention.
The 2020 Merlot was small batch fermented and matured 18 months in 30% new French oak barrels.
Expect a plush and inviting nose of spiced plums and black cherry, licorice and mocha atop olive tepanade and leather. Salted licorice, vanilla, cherry chocolate and spiced oak flavours line the palate. It's a fresh and postured wine, silky and a little savoury. Good length and structure.
Rich Meats , Cheese - Hard/Aged, Good First Impressions, Cellar Keepers, French Food
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Wine Diva reviewed - 2022-12-12 15:37:45.0