K Vintners Cattle King Syrah 2011

K Vintners Cattle King Syrah 2011


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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.
Category Red Wine
Region United States, Washington, Yakima Valley
Brand K Vintners
Alcohol/vol 15%
  • wa95

Wine AdvocateThe 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.

Jeb Dunnuck, June 2014
  • ws90

Wine SpectatorGritty tannins surround a juicy core of blackberry and floral flavors, persisting into the long and open-textured finish. Drink now through 2019.

Harvey Steiman, December 15, 2014