Reminiscent of fine Northern Rhône syrah, this juicy, tightly wound red offers up a big dose of cracked pepper and dark fruit, with nuances of tar, roast pork and new shoe leather – all those wacky overtones that melt the hearts of syrah fans. From a stellar winery, this is a fine candidate for up to 10 years in the cellar, where it should develop an even meatier, earthy profile. Ideal for braised red meats such as beef short ribs (paintedrock.ca).
Painted Rock Syrah 2010 (British Columbia)
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