K syrah cougarhills

Syrah, "Cougar Hills" 2010

K Vintners

Once again classic Cougar Hills. This wine opens with black olive, dried orange peel, and pink peppercorns, then gives way to sea salt and iodine with a baseline of roasted earth. One Rockin' Wine. - Charles Smith

Country:
USA
Region:
Walla Walla Valley
Vineyard designation:
Cougar Hills Vineyard
Vintage:
2010
Wine type:
Red
Grape:
Syrah
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
94

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Aging:
40% new French Burgundy (18 months)
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Viticulture:
Sustainable
Alcohol percentage:
14.5
Closure:
Cork
Case production:
460

Reviews

  • "94 points. Ripe, open-textured and expansive, this rich style displays licorice-accented blackberry, plum and black olive flavors, with vivid intensity. The finish comes together harmoniously. Drink now through 2020." (Wine Spectator)
  • "93 points. From deep, loamy soils and a north facing slope located to the west of The Rocks region of the Walla Walla Valley, the 2010 Syrah Cougar Hills is an age worthy effort that boasts complex aromas and flavors of kirsch liqueur, crushed stone, ground pepper and dried flowers. This is followed by a medium to full-bodied, broad, chewy effort that maintains an overall sense of elegance and freshness. Drink it over the coming 10-12 years. Drink now-2025." (Wine Advocate)

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