HHHH Painted Rock Estate Winery 2014 Syrah Okanagan Valley
British Columbia $49.95 (541540) Syrah is a star in the Okanagan Valley and Painted Rock’s expression is consistently one of the region’s best. Last year, I took this robust and complex red to Australia where it impressed winemakers and sommeliers with its ripe core of fruit and perfumed peppery character. Many have said it captures the flesh of the best shiraz from South Australia and the exotic fragrance of finest syrah from the northern Rhône Valley. It’s a splurge worthy red that’s substantial and seamless.