Painted Rock 2008 Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon
A stand-out wine in its flight. Notes of tar, spice, currant, leather, tobacco, cedar, smokiness and underbrush on the nose. The palate is massive, with big tannins and tight fruits that are surprisingly well-balanced. Cellar for 3 to 5 years or enjoy now with flavourful beef or game dishes. This wine won a gold medal at the Wine Access 2011 Canadian Wine Awards.
- British Columbia: $40 winery
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Tom Firth is a writer, wine consultant, judge and a member of the Wine Access National Tasting Panel. He loves to chat about all things wine and blogs for wineaccess.ca, tweets as @cowtownwine and is a general nuisance.