K Vintners Rockgarden Syrah 2016 - The Grape Tray
K Vintners Rockgarden Syrah 2016
SKU: 1773

K Vintners Rockgarden Syrah 2016

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Category Red Wine
Region United States, Washington, Walla Walla Valley
Brand K Vintners
Alcohol/vol 13.5%

Winery Notes:

Purity speaks! A creature of its vineyard. Stone, Asian five spice, game, cocoa, dried herbs and cold riverbed aromas that waft up from the glass and fill your senses with the most amazing perfume. WOW.

Jeb Dunnuck
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Coming from a site in the Rocks region of the Walla Walla Valley, the 2016 Syrah Rock Garden boasts a deep ruby/purple color as well as a sweet nose of red fruits, spring flowers, ground pepper, and assorted leafy, herbal notes. Ripe, medium to full-bodied, and just a straight-up sexy wine, drink it any time over the coming decade.

Wine Advocate
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The 2016 Syrah Rock Garden walks a fine line between red and black fruit, with dusty red plum, inky blackberry reduction and pulverized peppercorns along with hung meats and dusty sweet tobacco aromas wafting out of the glass. Full-bodied in the mouth, the wine shows a rigidity, as the fruit turns slightly tart, delivering a freshness that is rich and zippy. Displaying flavors of tart black cherries on the fresh, zippy and long finish, the wine echos on the aftertaste with a rocky minerally, tart cherries and black pepper. It's a lovely wine; approximately 600 cases produced.

Anthony Mueller, December 30, 2019
James Suckling
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An intense peppery edge with dried-rose and potpourri notes, leading to a palate that has a lean and focused edge with a fleshy mid-palate and a forthright, dark-fruited finish. Drink or hold.

July 5, 2019
Wine Spectator
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Expressive river stone and blueberry aromas open to silky and refined raspberry, licorice and black olive flavors that build on the dynamic finish. Drink now through 2026.—

Tim Fish, May 15, 2019