K syrah milbrandt

Syrah, "Milbrandt" 2017

K Vintners

A milestone and the best one ever. Seamless on the nose? Go figure. Laser focus. Cool fireplace ash, Bing cherry, nori, oil-cured olives, mouth-filling with minerality to spare. A true classic.

Country:
USA
Region:
Columbia Valley
Appellation/ava:
Wahluke Slop
Vintage:
2017
Wine type:
Red
Grape:
100% Syrah
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
94

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Aging:
30% new French oak puncheons (14 months)
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Viticulture:
Sustainable
Alcohol percentage:
14.5
Closure:
Cork
Case production:
1800

Reviews

  • "94 points. The only wine fermented in stainless steel (they like more precision with this wine) and aged in 30% new puncheons, the 2017 Syrah Milbrandt Vineyard reveals a deep ruby color as well as ripe, sexy notes of blackberries, raspberries, black pepper, leafy herbs, and smoked game. It's rich, medium-bodied, layered, and just a beautiful wine that will keep for 8-10 years. Maturity: 2020 - 2030." (vinous)
  • "92 points. Dark red-ruby. Higher-pitched aromas of blueberry, redcurrant, flowers and spices. Good mineral grip gives sharp definition to the fresh red fruit and spice flavors, with aeration bringing notes of rhubarb, black cherry, wet earth and mint and an emerging saline character. Finishes with big, broad, dusty tannins that grab the tongue. Highly distinctive Syrah. Drinking window: 2019 - 2026." (vinous)

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