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Syrah, "Motor City Kitty" 2014

K Vintners

Deep and mouth filling. It opens with wet stone, dry herbs and a decidedly earthy palate. It gives way to tanned leather and cool fireplace ash. Long and compelling.

Country:
USA
Region:
Walla Walla Valley
Vineyard designation:
River Rock Vineyard
Vintage:
2014
Wine type:
Red
Grape:
100% Syrah
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
95

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Aging:
30% new French oak puncheons (22 months barrel-aged on lees)
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Viticulture:
Sustainable
Alcohol percentage:
14
Closure:
Cork
Case production:
1270

Reviews

  • "95 points. Named after a cat owned by Charles when he was living in Walla Walla, the 2014 M C K Syrah sports a deep purple color as well as ripe, decadent notes of black fruits, plums, graphite, crushed rock and licorice. Big, sexy, seamless and pure, with present, yet ripe tannin, drink it through 2024. It’s worth noting that this comes completely from the River Rock vineyard in this vintage. As usual, it's a crazy value." (Wine Advocate)
  • "93 points Editors' Choice. This aromatically brooding wine brings aromas of brown stems, scorched earth, smoked meat, iron, violets, orange peel and blue and black fruit. The flavors coat the palate from end to end with silky soft, unabashedly appealing fruit and savory notes. It hits the delicious gong hard, with an enduring finish." (Wine Enthusiast)

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