K Vintners "Charlotte" Red Wine 2014 (Walla Walla Valley, Washington) - [RP 94-96] [AG 91+] [WS 91]

K Vintners "Charlotte" Red Wine 2014
(Walla Walla Valley, Washington) - [RP 94-96] [AG 91+] [WS 91]


Regular price $100.00 Sale price $53.97 Save $46.03
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RP94 AG91+ WS91
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Notes from the Winemaker:
Deep and beautiful. Dark flavors that create a dense brooding wine. Cracked black pepper, grilled meat, juniper, violets roll into the super satisfying end.

Vineyards:
River Rock Vineyard
(58%): Owned and farmed by Dana Dibble, planted in 2001.
The site is located south of Walla Walla in the old Walla Walla River bed; the soil is rocky and with great drainage. The clone of Syrah sourced is Tablas Creek, which thrives in the big river stone cobble. This is the warmest site in the Walla Walla Valley.

Rock Garden Vineyard
(42%): Owned and farmed by Dana Dibble, planted in 2001.
The site is located south of Walla Walla in the old Walla Walla River bed; the soil is rocky and with great drainage. The clone of Syrah sourced is Tablas Creek, which thrives in the big river stone cobble. This is the warmest site in the Walla Walla Valley.

Blend: 43% Grenache, 24% Mourvédre, 20% Syrah and 13% Roussanne

Ratings & Reviews



94-96 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"A co-fermented blend of Mourvedre, Grenache (red and white) and Counoise, the 2014 Charlotte (it's named after Charles' daughter) has a meaty, savory style in its peppery herbs, olive tapenade and cured meat bouquet. Full-bodied, rich, fabulously textured and concentrated, it should benefit from a few years in the cellar, and have 15+ years of overall longevity." - Jeb Dunnuck (29th Jun 2016)

91+ Points - Antonio Galloni's Vinous:
"(the wine's various components were co-fermented in concrete tanks with whole clusters, then spent 26 months in large puncheons): Healthy dark red. Captivating nose combines cherry, red berries, flowers, spices and savory herbs. More powerful and primary than the Powerline Grenache, conveying a juicy but youthfully imploded character to its flavors of red fruits, medicinal herbs and flowers. This blend needs a couple years of additional bottle aging to expand." - Stephen Tanzer (Oct 2017)

91 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Well-built and showing impressive torque, this offers expressive roasted meat, crushed stone and dark plum notes framed by beefy but polished tannins. Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah and Roussanne. Best from 2019 through 2024. 279 cases made." – TF (Aug 31, 2017)