K Vintners 2017 Motor City Kitty Syrah
100% Syrah | Alc: 15.0%
Yakima Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington
K Vintners 2017 Motor City Kitty Syrah is a rich melange of bacon fat, camphor, black Italian cherry, Asian spices, olive, black pepper, dried orange peel, sea salt, cold stone and cool fireplace ash. All this held together with great tension and displayed upon the palate as pure silk.
“Opening with a nose of dark fruits, black peppercorn and crushed rock, the 2017 MCK Syrah has black raspberries and lavender elements in the glass. Medium to full-bodied, the wine is expressive with tones of grilled sausage, blackcurrants and chocolate-covered blueberries, ending with a lingering finish that grips with mineral tension.” 91 pts – Wine Advocate
“Coming from the Oldfield and Boushey Vineyards (basically the same vineyard), the 2017 Syrah Motor City Kitty Oldfield-Boushey Vineyard is slightly darker colored and, as with all the Rhones here, wasn’t destemmed and was brought up in mostly neutral puncheons. Blackberries, smoked earth, game, chocolate, and chalky minerality all emerge from this beauty, and it’s a powerful, full-bodied, concentrated effort that will evolve positively for 2-4 years and keep for a decade.” 95 pts – Jeb Dunnuck
“This is deep and flavorful with spice, meat, wet earth and a light, greenish note. It’s medium-to full-bodied, lively and flavor-focused.” 95 pts – James Suckling
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