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Syrah, "Cattle King" 2015

K Vintners

A powerhouse. The quintessential fist in a velvet glove. Blackberry undergrowth, tanned leather, tar and tobacco. Cool fireplace. Not for lack of words…..a perfect wine.

Country:
USA
Region:
Yakima Valley
Appellation/ava:
Snipes Mountain
Vineyard designation:
Upland Vineyard
Vintage:
2015
Wine type:
Red
Grape:
100% Syrah
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
100

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Aging:
50% new, 50% neutral puncheons (20 months)
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Viticulture:
Sustainable
Alcohol percentage:
14.5
Closure:
Cork
Case production:
612

Reviews

  • "100 points. Another off the charts effort is the 2015 Syrah Cattle King Upland Vineyard, which is also saturated purple/black in color. Possessing a more backward, yet insanely pure bouquet of crème de cassis, black fruits, smoked earth, graphite, and violets, it’s beautifully concentrated, has no hard edges, thrilling purity, and a gorgeous, layered, awesome, multi-dimensional style. It needs short-term cellaring but is a monumental wine from Washington. Maturity: 2020 - 2032." (Jeb Dunnuck)
  • "95 points. The 2015 Syrah Cattle King is deep and brooding, unfurling in the glass with notes of crème de cassis, plum preserve, incense and burning embers. On the palate, it's full-bodied, ample and layered, with a deep core of concentrated fruit that conceals a chassis of fine-grained but abundant tannins that only assert themselves on the finish. Though it's more powerful than The Beautiful, Cattle King isn't as complex, multifaceted or graceful, but it's a very persuasive Washington Syrah in its own right. Drink date: 2018 - 2033." (Wine Advocate)

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