December 3, 2020 from Painted Rock
It is our great pleasure to announce that our 2017 Red Icon has been included in Decanter’s January 2021 edition as a “Wine of the Year,” the only Canadian wine to be selected.
Decanter asked their experts from around the world, and the Decanter team, to nominate wines that impressed them most in 2020. The trio of judges, including Andy Howard MW, Ronan Sayburn, MS and Beth Willard, blind-tasted the wines and the results have now been revealed.
When discussing which wines piqued their interest, Willard said “I was…really excited by the Canadian Merlot blend – an outstanding red with great elegance and intensity.”
It was our honour to be nominated by Decanter’s Sonja van Pragg who had this to say about our wine: “A rich wine displaying lots of fruit and intensity, but with an underlying elegance. The nose is very pretty, revealing attractive raspberry and other red fruits, while the palate is quite plummy with a touch of mint, red pepper and black pepper spice on the finish.”
Andy Howard MW – 96 Points
Ronan Sayburn MS – 94 Points
Beth Willard – 96 Points
In addition to the Decanter team, we would like to thank our Painted Rock team whose hard work made this possible: our Winemaker Gabriel Reis, Winemaking Consultant Alain Sutre, and our vineyard team, led by Barry Green.
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