Walla Walla Vintners

K Vintners

The Cattle King Upland Vineyard Syrah 2015

Shay A
9.5

This may be my favorite K wine to date. I double decanted this for about two hours and then consumed from bottle over the next three.

If I’m looking for a comparison, this reminded me of a Tensley Colson Ranch but with whole cluster/stem inclusion. Deep purple in the glass. There is a perfumed/fragrant nose of sweet fruit (rich and ripe black and blueberries) crusted with dark cocoa, then veers to the herbs de Provence and green/stemmy style. Absolutely gorgeous on the palate with a nervy mineral driven core of acidity. Violets, grilled dark fruits, mocha, and peppercorn covered black currant. Touch of salinity. Finish is really quite integrated already. This may be showing all its got at the moment (which is impressive) but I expect it will hang in this window another 3+yrs before the fruit/savory balance starts tipping toward mostly savory. Enjoy now!
— 4 days ago

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Scott Rose

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Love love the domestic Syrah tasting kudos recently. Rock and roll! Splish and splash!

Cayuse Vineyards

Armada Vineyard Syrah 2011

Funk, white pepper, cherry pits, seems like a lighter weight vintage — 18 days ago

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Rob N

A funky but excellent syrah. Slight preference for the ‘09 cerise vineyard syrah from Cayuse personally although Parker prefers this one. 98 pts from Parker, $129 K&L.
9.3

Gifford Hirlinger

Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

light fruit smell. Deep purple but slightly translucent. Tastes of red fruit, Strawberry and raspberry. Light tannins — 12 days ago

Cayuse Vineyards

Cailloux Vineyard Syrah 2017

Little more high toned and angular. Several hours in the decanter followed by a few hours back in the bottle has brought out some roundedness. Started out as a 94. Now a 95. We’ll see if it gets higher. However it’ll be gone soon so won’t be able to try it tomorrow — 13 days ago

Severn, Shay and 17 others liked this

Sleight Of Hand Cellars

The Funkadelic Syrah 2016

Fun and exciting - dad brought for thanksgiving. Having with green Chile stew. — 15 days ago

Dave RostkerBrian Broxson
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Garrison Creek Cellars

Walla Walla Valley Syrah 2015

One of these good news bad news wines. Good news? This was an awesome wine!!! Strong coarse but extremely well integrated tannins in a vibrant Syrah with cool dark red flavors upfront evolving in complex flavors of dark dry fig with earthy, forest floor, cigar box under notes. Bad news? I had to fight with Tammy over the last drop 😅. This is going to be a winery to keep an eye on in Walla Walla. Giving the big guys a run for the money. Loved it. — 25 days ago

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Gerrie Family Estate

Thomas Gerrie Les Collines Vineyard Syrah 2015

Color of dark purple, clear with blue and gray hue on the rim. Nice legs. Nose is plenty, aldehyde, blackberry, a bit fermented cabbage and prune, ripe grapes, oak, and some more fermented cabbage. Taste follows the nose, mixed with good acidity and mellow tannins. Some more minerals on the 2nd sip. Lots of flavors. Aftertaste shows some more zest and dried strawberry, a bit sweetness too. Good one. — 15 hours ago

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Cayuse Vineyards

God Only Knows Armada Vineyard Grenache 2011

Dried fruit in the nose, dried cherries, smoke, tobacco, mocha and earthy in the palate. Even at 10 years, it still needs a long time to breathe. Would go well with a hearty stew or soup. — 5 days ago

K Vintners

Powerline Estate Syrah 2014

Still great, but starting to crest and begin the downslope. Drink. — 3 days ago

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Forgeron Cellars

Façon Rouge Blue Mountain Vineyard Syrah 2015

Bit intense for solo drinking, great w food. Extra spicy, Med tannins — 9 days ago