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"King Coal" 2017

K Vintners

Super silky, dark flavored and absolutely fantastic. Currants, black plum, tobacco leaf, warm earth and autumn forest. A powerful display of an iron fist in a velvet glove. ALL HAIL THE KING.

Country:
USA
Region:
Columbia Valley
Vineyard designation:
Stoneridge Vineyard
Vintage:
2017
Wine type:
Red
Grape:
80% Cabernet Sauvignon; 20% Syrah
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
98

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Aging:
60% new French barriques (22 months barrel-aged on lees)
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Viticulture:
Sustainable
Alcohol percentage:
13.5
Closure:
Cork

Reviews

  • "98 points. One of the top two or three wines in the vintage, I was blown away by the 2017 King Coal, which comes all from the Stoneridge Vineyard on the Royal Slope and is 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Syrah. The Syrah is not destemmed, and everything is co-fermented in oak uprights and aged in 60% new barrels. Brilliant on all accounts, with a huge nose of spiced red and black fruits, chocolate, cured meats, tobacco, and truffle, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, awesome tannins, a great mid-palate, and a finish that won’t quit. The Syrah component gives this plenty of upfront appeal, yet it’s going to cruise in cold cellars for 15 years or more. Maturity: 2020 - 2035." (Jeb Dunnuck)
  • "95 points.A blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Syrah, the 2017 King Coal Stoneridge Vineyard begins as a classic Cabernet with generous oak tones in the glass. Full-bodied, the wine is rich and round with a velvety mouthfeel that is just slightly softer than previous vintages but persists with the same generous expression, with a rustic minerality, sweet oak core and evident flavors of green pepper and dried tobacco spice. The wine continues to somersault with an evolving and layered long, drawn-out and silky finish. Well done! Drink date: 2020 - 2034." (Wine Advocate)

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