Friday, October 19, 2018

Last call on 2015 K-Vintners


The last call - only 1-5 bottles left of each of these.
In stock now at our Rock Hill location.
To reserve or transfer to another location - call Kole at 314.962.8150
or email

2015 K Vintners Syrah "The Deal"...$34.98
All from the Sundance Vineyard on the Wahluke Slope, the 2015 Syrah The Deal (100% Syrah, not destemmed and aged in 30% new puncheons) offers smoking notes of red and black fruits, black olive, smoked earth and a huge meatiness. Full-bodied, silky and seamless, with a rock, mineral, backward style.
Rated 95/100 Jeb Dunnuck  

2015 K Vintners Syrah "Powerline"....$44.98
Made from 100% Syrah, the 2015 Syrah Powerline Vineyard is much more backward, brooding, and mineral-laced, with sensational notes of blackcurrants, cassis, crushed rock, and tapenade. A true powerhouse on the palate, with terrific concentration, building tannin, and a great, great finish, it's a singular, incredible wine that does everything right. Give bottles 2-3 years and enjoy over the following decade.
Rated 98/100 Jeb Dunnuck

2015 Wines of Substance Cabernet "Powerline"....$44.98
Wafting from the glass with notes of rich red and black fruits, cigar tobacco, petroleum jelly and spice, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Powerline Vineyard is the richest, most lavish and velvety bottling in the Wines of Substance portfolio, cutting a broad swath across the palate. Full-bodied, ample and generous, it boasts plenty of savory complexity and concludes with a dry, saline finish. Dramatic and characterful, it's immensely appealing. Sadly, at 239 cases, it's the smallest of all these cuvées too.
Rated 95/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 94/100 Jeb Dunnuck

2015 K Vintners Syrah "Beautiful"...$54.98
Co-fermented with 3% Viognier, the 2015 Syrah The Beautiful is fabulous, bursting from the glass with exotic aromas of violets, blackberries, panforte, black olives and lychee nuts (fanciful though that mélange sounds). On the palate, it's full-bodied, velvety and lavishly textural, cutting a broad swath across the palate, with a deep core of dark fruit and pungent savory nuance, concluding with a fine-grained, mouthwateringly sapid finish. It's a compelling Syrah that brooks no argument.
Rated 98/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 97/100 Jeb Dunnuck

2015 K Vintners Syrah "Cattle King"....$68.98
Another off the charts effort is the 2015 Syrah Cattle King Upland Vineyard, which is also saturated purple/black in color. Possessing a more backward, yet insanely pure bouquet of crème de cassis, black fruits, smoked earth, graphite, and violets, it’s beautifully concentrated, has no hard edges, thrilling purity, and a gorgeous, layered, awesome, multi-dimensional style. It needs short-term cellaring but is a monumental wine from Washington.
Rated 100/100 Jeb Dunnuck

2015 K Vintners Cab/Syrah "King Coal"....$97.98
One of winemaker Brenna's favorite wines, the 2015 Cabernet / Syrah King Coal Stoneridge Vineyard is 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Syrah from a site on the Royal Slope and was co-fermented and aged in 60% new French oak. Lead pencil, graphite, currants, and tobacco notes all emerge from this pure, seamless, silky beauty that has serious power and depth as well as purity and focus. It's a beautiful, terrific, awesome wine that will keep for 15+ years.
Rated 98/100 Jeb Dunnuck

2015 K Vintners Syrah "Motor City Kitty"...$34.98
The 2015 Syrah Motor City Kitty Old Field Boushey Vineyard comes all from this site (planted by Brennon and Dick Boushey in 2007) in 2015 and will come from this site going forward. The site is 8 acres consisting of Phelps, 383, 174 clones that are all co-fermented in concrete uprights. It offers crazy notes of smoke tobacco, charcoal, ripe black cherries, currants, and pepper. With medium to full-bodied richness, a lively, pure, pretty style on the palate, and fine tannin, it should put on weight with 2-3 years of bottle age and keep for a decade.
Rated 94/100 Jeb Dunnuck

One library release
2012 K Vintners Syrah "The Hustler"...$114.98
Still in barrel at the time of this tasting, the 2012 Syrah The Hustler is a blockbuster-styled Syrah that's overflowing with notions of sweet red and black fruits, toasted bread, cured meats and cedar. Only made in special vintages (it was previously made in '03, '07 and '09) and aged 38 months in French oak, it's full-bodied, decadent and layered, with a weightless, elegant, seamless feel. Coming all from the Morrison Lane Vineyard (it's actually the Morrison Lane Syrah with extended barrel aging), it should be ready to go on release and dish out tons of pleasure over the following decade or more. The extended elevage has given this a more upfront feel, yet I suspect it will also allow it age more slowly as well.
Rated 95-97/100 The Wine Advocate

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