K syrah beautiful

Syrah, "The Beautiful" 2016

K Vintners

Say my name! The Beautiful, that"s right! A sophisticated perfume of Asian spice, camphor, black olive, undergrowth that continues on the palate. Black fruit compote, campfire. Fresh and as long as a Swedish Midsummer night. Did I say beautiful? Yes, I did.

Country:
USA
Region:
Walla Walla Valley
Vineyard designation:
Powerline Vineyard
Vintage:
2016
Wine type:
Wine - Red
Grape:
96% Syrah co-fermented with 4% Viognier
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
98

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Aging:
35% new French oak puncheons (17 months)
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Viticulture:
Sustainable
Estate:
Yes
Alcohol percentage:
14
Closure:
Cork
Case production:
1135

Reviews

  • "98 points. The 2016 Syrah The Beautiful Powerline Vineyard is stunning and one of the finest Syrahs in the vintage. Coming all from Clone 470, co-fermented with 3-4% Viognier in concrete tanks, and brought up in mostly neutral oak, it"s a rich, meaty, smoky, full-bodied Syrah that has classic Northern Rhône-like aromas of black olives, smoked meats, ground, earth, and dark fruits. With a stacked mid-palate and beautiful balance, it"s going to keep for 10-15 years. Maturity: 2019 - 2034." (Jeb Dunnuck)
  • "96 points. A charmingly fragrant wine that has abundant red plums, swathed in white pepper and fine-ground spices. The palate is smooth, plump and supple with good weight and depth of flavor, finishing boldly in an assertive yet still supple mode. A blend of syrah and viognier. Drink over the next decade." (James Suckling)

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