January 28, 2013
Considered by many to be the best wine produced in Canada, the Painted Rock Red Icon 2009, a red wine blend made with several grape varieties, won the Best Canadian Wine award.
Red Icon is made in British Columbia, in the Okanagan Valley, a land that once grew apricots. On the nose, this wine exudes aromas of red pepper, currant, cedar and mint. On the palate, you will enjoy a mixture of grape varieties (Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Syrah), while flavours such as cocoa, espresso, Kalamata olives and plum give this red character to spare. It is the perfect companion for a nice steak with wild mushrooms and a demi-glace sauce.
Moreover, Red Icon won gold at the 2011 Wine Access Canadian Wine Awards, and silver at the 2012 Decanter World Wine Awards. It sells for about $50 per 750 ml bottle. Alcohol: 14.3%.
By: Stéphanie Côté
Photos: Painted Rock
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