2017 Painted Rock Estate "Red Icon," Okanagan Valley, British Columbia (750ml)
Painted Rock has been on our wine radar for several years now, and the 2017 Red Icon, their flagship estate wine, is on a par with superb reds from much better known wine regions in other parts of the world.
The 2017 is a blend of 38% Merlot, 21% Cabernet Franc, 20% Petit Verdot, 11% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Malbec, and 2% Syrah. If not for that smidgen of Syrah this would be a classic Bordeaux blend. Deep and complex, Red Icon is delicious now, but clearly has the structure and balance to cellar well for 10-15 years. Decanter Magazine's "Canadian Wine of the Year" for 2017.