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Painted Rock Cabernet Sauvignon
90POINTS
16½/20

Painted Rock Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Skaha Bench, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaYou feel the heat in 2015, and while the label says 14.6 the impression is bigger, yet, and it is a big yet, there is a sense of balance here that’s been growing since 2013. The harvest began October 29 and for cabernet in the mid-Okanagan that’s about as early as it gets. Not quite as juicy as the ‘13, but you notice the finesse amid the menthol, savoury black cherry fruit and warm, brown spicing. California meets Bordeaux this year, which should please a lot of people. Fine tannin management too. Not near ready, but you could roast some meat and give it a go. Best after 2022.Tasted: 23 January 2018Tasted by: Prices: BC 34.69 winery direct, private wine shops Producer: Painted Rock Estate WineryDistributors: Winery Direct
Varietal: Cabernet SauvignonCSPC: 864496UPC: 626990105831