2013 K Vintners "The Beautiful" Walla Walla Valley Syrah (Previously $60)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Coming all from the River Rock vineyard in 2013 (It normally has a small amount from another site), the 2013 Syrah The Beautiful is a complete, medium to full-bodied, seamless and perfectly balanced Syrah that lives up to its name. Giving up lots of blackberry, licorice, wet herbs and olive aromas and flavors, I love its overall focus, tension and purity, and it certainly doesn’t lack for length. (JD)
Bright, dark red. Wild, northern Rhône-like aromas of raspberry, cherry, charred meat, lavender, black pepper, wild herbs and spices. Fine-grained and sweet, with lovely primary red berry fruit complicated by herbs, spices, dried flowers and a balsamic quality. Very sexy wine with a broad but weightless finish featuring a fine dusting of tannins, a late note of black olive and lovely lingering perfume. This will be better in a couple years but it's already a fascinating drink. (ST)
Lithe and savory, showing green olive, moss and wet leaf notes around a core of black cherry and plum fruit. The tannins are nicely contained, and the finish rolls on without excess weight.