K Vintners The Deal Sundance Vineyard Syrah 2016 | The Deal is a ‘Deal’ – grill a steak and indulge
K Vintners The Deal Sundance Vineyard Syrah 2016 saturates the palate with aromas and flavor. With black plum, shitake, toasted rye, tangerine zest, dried tarragon, and aged soy sauce. While there are many more that could be added to this list. All this perfectly knitted together with the most compelling and harmonious fashion. The wine keeps its end of the bargain and it’s the real deal!
94JD | The 2016 Syrah The Deal comes from the sandy, loamy soils of the Wahluke Slope and has classic earthy notes of spices, forest floor, dried herbs, hot stones, and a crushed rock-like sensation of minerality. While full-bodied, concentrated, and opulent on the palate. Yet it has a beautiful balance between richness and elegance, fine tannins, and a great finish. So, drink it over the coming 7-8 years.
94JS | This is from the Sundance Vineyard, which has volcanic, sandy soils at a higher elevation than the surrounding plots. The nose has aromas of crushed dried flowers and bright red berries that follow to the palate where a streak of sweetly spicy oak threads into the ripe, composed and elegant red-plum finish. Drink over the next decade.
92RP | K Vintners The Deal Sundance Vineyard Syrah 2016 opens with black peppercorn ground over a bowl of black fruit. And with aromas of cigar ash and savory herbs with dark purple flowers. While, medium to full-bodied. Plus, the wine expands in the mouth to show a rich but chewy palate with lush fruit and grippy tannins across the back. Finally, ending with a grippy finish that will take some time to come around or will be best enjoyed with food, now. 1,189 cases made.
About K Vintners
So, K Vintners opened its doors to the public on December 3rd, 2001. The winery is located at the base of the Blue Mountains in Walla Walla Washington. While the property resides 820 Mill Creek Road where the winery sits was homesteaded in 1853. The adjacent farmhouse was built in 1872. The winery grounds with Titus Creek flowing through the lawn and the old pioneer planted trees is a little slice of heartland Americana.
The Winemaker: Of course He loves to drink wine! Charles Smith, proprietor, and winemaker comes to Walla Walla after 11 years in Scandinavia. Originally from northern California, he has been involved with wine personally and professionally his whole life. And did we forget to mention… he loves to drink wine!
The Vineyards: While K Vintners is producing wines from 2 distinctive viticultural zones. Wahluke Slope and Walla Walla Valley. Yet each of these areas is unique and awesome for Syrah and the Field Blends produced. In April ’02 two separate blocks of vineyards were planted to Syrah. While adjacent to the winery, the rocky dry creek beds house these vineyards and run through K Vintners property.