K cattleking

Syrah, "Cattle King" 2011

K Vintners

Here we go. First release of this single vineyard Syrah. Rich, powerful, complex. Cold campfire ash, fresh hung meat, lavender, undergrowth. All wrapped in a very dark beguiling package. Wow! Long live the Cattle King.

Country:
USA
Region:
Yakima Valley
Appellation/ava:
Snipes Mountain
Vintage:
2011
Wine type:
Red
Grape:
100% Syrah
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
95

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Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Viticulture:
Sustainable
Alcohol percentage:
15
Closure:
Cork
Case production:
341

Reviews

  • "95 points. The first vintage for the 2011 Syrah Cattle King, it’s a blend of 100% Syrah that’s all from Snipes mountain AVAs and vines planted in 2001. Offering up fabulous purity, with notes of black cherry, big minerality, earth and subtle underbrush aromas and flavors, it offers full-bodied richness, sweet tannin and thrilling length on the finish. Drink over the coming decade or more." (Wine Advocate)
  • "90 points. Gritty tannins surround a juicy core of blackberry and floral flavors, persisting into the long and open-textured finish. Drink now through 2019. 341 cases made." (Wine Spectator)

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