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"King Coal" 2009

K Vintners

This fantastic co-ferment leads with cabernet all the way. In an instant you recognize Stoneridge Vineyard in this wine. With its savory herb and pipe tobacco aromas, to the currants, lavender, and black olive, it comes together so harmonious and regal it can only be related to the Royal City. - Charles Smith

Country:
USA
Region:
Columbia Valley
Vineyard designation:
Stoneridge Vineyard
Vintage:
2009
Wine type:
Red
Grape:
70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Syrah
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
95

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Aging:
50% new French (26 months)
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Viticulture:
Sustainable
Alcohol percentage:
15
Closure:
Cork
Case production:
600

Reviews

  • "95 points. Cellar Selection. Silky and seamless on entry, it pushes into a wine of power and punch. The fruit is complex and complicated, a mix of berry and cherry, with tart, tangy acid. While the wine is still primary, it has superb concentration and length, and it's beautifully structured for aging." (Wine Enthusiast)
  • "94 points. Big, broad and decidedly savory, with a strong meaty, earthy component to the dark berry and herb flavors. Highly polished, this has focus and depth to burn. Not for all tastes, but distinctive and impressive. Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. Drink now through 2020." (Wine Spectator)

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