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|ESTATE GROWN SYRAH 2014 BC VQA Okanagan Valley
|Vintage Assessments Tasting Note
|Extremely deep intense purple colour. Intense, spicy, cedary, baked plums with some reductive notes that reduced the score. Dry, medium-full bodied, dense, intense, spicy, slightly baked plum flavours with a lingering, high acid, mocha-chocolate finish. Itís almost overwhelming with itís 15.1% alcohol and 2 g/L residual sugar. I donít know where the reductive notes are headed and, at this high price, it might be risky to lay away as the LCBO now seems very reluctant make any refunds on ďfaultyĒ older bottles. TONY ASPLER / 91-points / TRY - High-toned, blackberry and white pepper bouquet with vanilla oak notes; full-bodied, richly extracted, savoury, blackberry flavour; firmly structured, well-balanced with a great mouth-feel.
||Red Table Wine
Solid, Dense, Ripe
|TASTING NOTE: Again, 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. Score - 92 (Anthony Gismondi, gismondionwine.com, May 12, 2017)
||vintages release - February 17, 2018
||99 (12 bottles per case)
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Score: - Poor * Very Basic
** Good **/**+ Very Good **+ Excellent