K Vintners Syrah "The Deal" Sundance Vineyard 2014
(Wahluke Slope, Columbia Valley, Washington) - [WA 95] [WS 93] [VM 92] [WE 92]
Regular price $50.00 Sale price $38.99 Save $11.01
One of the oldest vineyards on the Wahluke Slope, planted in 1997. The site is topsoil over gravel, sand and broken down basalt with more caliche than other sites in the Wahluke. The vineyard, because of its aspect, is also a later ripening site allowing for great concentration.
The wine saturates the palate. Mineral driven, floral, blood, and scorched earth. This is a wine of evolution that gains richness as time goes by. This wine is so good!
Ratings & Reviews
95 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"Coming from the Wahluke slope and 100% Syrah fermented (all native) with no destemming and aged in 30% new 500-liter or larger barrels, the 2014 Syrah The Deal Sundance Vineyard has a killer bouquet of black pepper, currants, blueberries, graphite and dried herbs. Full-bodied, seamless, pure and with no hard edges, it is indeed a screaming "deal"!" - Jeb Dunnuck (30th Jun 2017)
93 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Shows expression and verve, with blackberry and stony mineral aromas and impressively structured roasted meat, plum and espresso flavors that finish with refined tannins. Drink now through 2024. 1,054 cases made." -TF (Aug 31, 2017)
92 Points - Antonio Galloni's Vinous:
"(14.5%; all of the K Vintners red Rhone varieties are done entirely with whole clusters; this one was vinified in concrete tanks, then aged in 30% new puncheons): Good dark red. Lovely dried rose and violet topnotes to the aromas of raspberry and cherry. Juicy, spicy and penetrating, conveying a light touch and a captivating floral quality to its red fruit flavors. Not a fat or particularly expansive style of Syrah but boasts terrific intensity and finishes with fine-grained tannins and excellent rising length. This is one of K's rare "flood" wines (i.e., from a vineyard situated below about 1,250 feet, the maximum height reached by the water during the Missoula Floods), featuring black volcanic sand under sandy loam topsoil, according to Brennon Leighton." - Stephen Tanzer (Oct 2017)
92 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"This wine's crushed herb, mineral and blackberry aromas lead to intensely rich, full-bodied black fruit and smoked meat flavors. It's big and bold and ready for steak." - Sean P. Sullivan (11/1/2017)