2019 K Rosé

$20.00

Subtle complexity rises as this beautifully-hued nectar lays in the glass. Rose hips, orange blossom, red apple peel, hibiscus, cherry bark and river stone fills the senses with aroma and taste while the wine gently sails on. —Charles

Current & Past Scores

91 Points, Jeb Dunnuck (formerly of Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate)

“Made from 100% Syrah, the 2019 Syrah Rosé is slightly more orange-hued and has a touch more richness in its orange blossom, salty minerality, and a hint of dried citrus aromas and flavors. It’s textured, medium-bodied, beautifully balanced, and has a great finish.”

92 Points, Jeb Dunnuck (formerly of Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate) (v2018)

“The 2018 Syrah Rosé offers more peach and white flower notes in a layered, textured, seamless style. It has a beautiful sense of salinity, perfect balance, and a great finish. It might be one of the finest rosés in the New World, and the price is still reasonable. Bravo!”

Vineyard

The vineyards we work with are farmed using the most up to date sustainable practices.

Phil Lane (100%): Located in the Walla Walla Valley, K’s first estate vineyard and part of the original homestead property. Soil composition consists of Yakima cobbler loam in ancient riverbed. This well-drained site is part of the Mill Creek drainage system, resulting in a cooler climate than other parts of the valley. The vines are trained very low to take advantage of the radiant heat provided by the large cobbles. Floral aromatics like lavender and lilac are common. The vineyard is named for Phil Lane Sr., who raised his family on the property. His colorful past included amateur and professional boxing, the first Native American to obtain a degree in forestry, two citations from President Lyndon B. Johnson, a passion for training quarter horses, and a love for the Wallowa and Blue Mountains.

Vintage

The 2019 vintage was on the cooler side as it started slow with later-than-usual bud break and continued on to be fairly moderate throughout the year. Some vineyards had issues with an October freeze a bit earlier than usual, but our high-elevation vineyard shave great air drainage which allows us to extend the growing season late into October without freeze. This yielded fantastic ripening and some awesome wines with incredible balance and character. Overall, we are excited about the wine produced in 2019, which has brought us more finesse, incredible flavors and lovely balance.

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