Charles Smith

M.C.K. (Motor City Kitty) Syrah

9.116 ratings
9.01 pro ratings
Walla Walla Valley, Oregon/Washington, USA
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Darren Dittrich

Boisterous and rich... a solid Walla Walla Syrah.

Boisterous and rich... a solid Walla Walla Syrah.

Jan 20th, 2020
Stuart Rasley

Decanted for 2 hours. Drinking beautifully.

Decanted for 2 hours. Drinking beautifully.

Mar 21st, 2020
Doug Sayed

Nice ripe flavors, but lacking in acidity and structure to support its ripe and rich nature. Good sipping wine, but not a keeper or a good food wine either.

Nice ripe flavors, but lacking in acidity and structure to support its ripe and rich nature. Good sipping wine, but not a keeper or a good food wine either.

Sep 2nd, 2017
Peter Keohan

Nice nose. Balanced good acidity medium length

Nice nose. Balanced good acidity medium length

Apr 29th, 2017
Doug Sayed

Rich and slightly sappy blue fruits, a good supporting structure and a nice finish. Good QPR here.

Rich and slightly sappy blue fruits, a good supporting structure and a nice finish. Good QPR here.

Apr 22nd, 2017
TJ Gilbert

A bout between 2013 Washington Syrahs for a New Years celebration. K Vintners Motor City Kitty vs Gramercy Forgotten Hills. When comparing these two, I can't help but think of the show Stranger Things. These two wines are parallel universes, and it starts with the color. The MCK is a dark, deep purple, while he FH is medium purple. On the nose, the MCK gives dark red fruit and a dirty, spicy note as if you just went out to the garden and picked a jalapeño, some cilantro, celery and grabbed a handful of black raspberry and a plum and rubbed them all in your hand. The FH on the other hand is fresh and vibrant with red fruit, cured meats and savory herbs. On the palate, MCK has pruney raspberry, plum skin, with pepper and earth greenness. The FH has bright red fruits - strawberries, raspberries wrapped in plum skin with a dash of pepper and tar - with medium plus acid and great grip. Depending on you mood or palate, if you're in a mood for a dark, dirty Syrah go for the MCK, and a bright fresher Syrah for FH. Both great!

A bout between 2013 Washington Syrahs for a New Years celebration. K Vintners Motor City Kitty vs Gramercy Forgotten Hills. When comparing these two, I can't help but think of the show Stranger Things. These two wines are parallel universes, and it starts with the color. The MCK is a dark, deep purple, while he FH is medium purple. On the nose, the MCK gives dark red fruit and a dirty, spicy note as if you just went out to the garden and picked a jalapeño, some cilantro, celery and grabbed a handful of black raspberry and a plum and rubbed them all in your hand. The FH on the other hand is fresh and vibrant with red fruit, cured meats and savory herbs. On the palate, MCK has pruney raspberry, plum skin, with pepper and earth greenness. The FH has bright red fruits - strawberries, raspberries wrapped in plum skin with a dash of pepper and tar - with medium plus acid and great grip. Depending on you mood or palate, if you're in a mood for a dark, dirty Syrah go for the MCK, and a bright fresher Syrah for FH. Both great!

Dec 31st, 2016
Mark Stone

Nice mineral, earthy, musty, fruity nose.

Nice mineral, earthy, musty, fruity nose.

Dec 25th, 2016
Jaume

Really enjoyed this. Wonderful texture, mouthfeel and balance.

Really enjoyed this. Wonderful texture, mouthfeel and balance.

Sep 10th, 2016
Stuart Rasley

Happy birthday @lisa!

Happy birthday @lisa!

Aug 12th, 2016
Andrea Watt

Big with mild earth and lots of fruit. Has a slightly sharp taste that lingers.

Big with mild earth and lots of fruit. Has a slightly sharp taste that lingers.

Jun 29th, 2016