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Syrah, "The Hidden" 2014

K Vintners

The heart of darkness. Layers upon layers of black tea, plum, blackberry and warm sand. All together firm yet yielding with depth that has no bottom. WOW!

Country:
USA
Region:
Columbia Valley
Appellation/ava:
Wahluke Slope
Vineyard designation:
Northridge Vineyard
Vintage:
2014
Wine type:
Red
Grape:
100% Syrah
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
99

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Aging:
60% new French puncheons (18 months barrel-aged on lees)
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Viticulture:
Sustainable
Alcohol percentage:
15
Closure:
Cork
Case production:
759

Reviews

  • "99 points. I continue to feel that this is one of the top Syrahs coming out Washington today, and it certainly doesn't get the notoriety it deserves. The 2014 Syrah The Hidden Northridge Vineyard is up there with the best of them and comes from a 93-acre vineyard that lies on a south-facing, gravel slope in the foothills of the Saddle Mountain range. This is one of the warmest and driest regions in the state. This deep ruby/purple tinged effort offers a sensational, deep, rich and concentrated style that closes down quickly in the glass. Black cherries, wet earth, lavender and incense characteristics dominate the bouquet, and it has a core of sweet fruit, ripe tannin and a blockbuster finish. Give bottles 2-4 years, count yourself lucky, and enjoy over the following decade or more." (Wine Advocate)
  • "94 points. Bright ruby-red. Very pure if slightly high-toned aromas of black cherry, currant and licorice, lifted by treble notes of wild herbs and lavender. Fat, sweet and plush, but with a distinctly sappy impression and strong mineral pungency giving its broad dark fruit and spice flavors a magically light touch. Wonderfully dense, spicy Syrah with a very long, rising finish. Leighton told me that this wine is "everything I want in a Syrah," noting that the 2009 version is "as young as this one" and needs a leg of lamb. Incidentally, this is the same vineyard on broken basalt and caliche that provides the fruit for the Barbera, Merlot and Primitivo wines made under the CasaSmith label." (vinous)

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