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2016 K Vintners "Motor City Kitty - Boushey Vineyard" Yakima Valley Syrah

SKU #1418226 96 points Jeb Dunnuck

Outer quote mark Coming from the highest point in the Boushey vineyard and a mix of Syrah clones, the 2016 Motor City Kitty Old Field Boushey Vineyard was fermented all in concrete (no destemming) and brought up in neutral oak. Game, olives, white pepper, and darker fruits all emerge from this Côte Rôtie look-alike. With medium to full-bodied richness and a layered texture, it’s one of the greatest values out there, so if you see a bottle, you should buy it. Inner quote mark (5/2019)

96 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark From the Oldfield-Boushey Vineyard, this has a deep color and a wild, exotic nose with such peppery complexity. Really intense palate with depth and focus. The dark plums and blackberries are striking and the pepper continues here and there’s an expansive feel to the finish. It builds and holds in impressive, bold and confident form. Try from 2022 and a decade after that. Inner quote mark (7/2019)

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Outer quote mark Almost port-like on first sniff, with black raspberry, campfire and olive tapenade aromas accented by black pepper. At once plush and energetic in the mouth, with intense, well-delineated dark fruit flavors complicated by a savory meatiness. Fat but not overly sweet, this Syrah finishes with a broad dusting of tannins and a note of chocolate. (from a block of vines that Brennan Leighton planted with Dick Boushey on basalt soil with a bit of limestone; fermented in concrete) Inner quote mark (12/2019)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark Named after a cat the Charles owned, the 2016 MCK Syrah wafts from the glass with lush and vibrant dark fruits, black peppercorn, juicy blueberry tones, plum jam and black raspberry liqueur. Full-bodied, juicy and generous in the mouth, the wine coats the palate with luscious chocolate ganache and peppered fruits, finishing long and a bit rich—one can please a crowd. 1,373 cases were made. (AM) 92+ Inner quote mark (12/2019)

K&L Notes

Winemaker's Notes: "Not shy to say, super expressive! Classic in approach which abounds with plum, black cherry, sandalwood, layered along with cured meat, white pepper and minerals. Voluminous, velvet and pure. Another milestone in the history that is M.C.K."


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