2017 K The Creator Cab/Syrah - 1.5L

$130.00

A majestic Cabernet-led wine. Black currant, black olive, tobacco leaf, No. 2 Pencil lead, terrific structure, classic in presence, cedar cigar box and damp earth. ALL HAIL THE CREATOR. —Charles

Current & Past Scores

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

“The 2017 Roma comes from the River Rock Vineyard in the Rocks region of Walla Walla and checks in as 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Syrah. There are around 700 cases of this killer wine, which has a big, sappy nose of white pepper, spice box, green tobacco, and cedar pencil. It shows more and more fruit with time in the glass, is medium to full-bodied, and has a great mid-palate and ultra-fine tannins. While the Cabernet component certainly dominates, there’s plenty of Syrah pepperiness. I like it today, yet it should evolve gracefully for 10-15 years with no issues.”

97 Points, Jeb Dunnuck (formerly of Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate) (v2016)

“An 80/20 split of Cabernet and Syrah from a site in the Walla Walla Valley, the 2016Cabernet / Syrah The Creator Powerline Vineyard offers lots of bloody black and blue fruit, black olive, beef blood, and pepper herb aromas and flavors. Full-bodied, rich, and concentrated, it has silky tannins and shows surprising elegance and finesse on the palate. It’s a “Wow” wine that should be snatched up by readers.”

92 Points, James Suckling (v2016)

“This is a profoundly long yet elegant blend with an abundance of rich dark fruit that carries bold but contained into the palate. The cabernet leafiness pervades the finis hand there’s impressive freshness here. A blend of 80% cabernet sauvignon and 20% syrah. Drink or hold.”

Vineyard

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

Powerline Vineyard (100%): A 30-acre estate vineyard, located over 1200 feet elevation. Powerline Vineyard was planted in 2012 in the foothills of the Blue Mountains, just south of Walla Walla in the Walla Walla Valley AVA. The soils are well drained with cobblestone river rocks and underlying layers of sand and gravel deposits, allowing vines to develop very deep and strong roots. The cobblestone rock was brought down river from the Blue Mountains and deposited on top of the ancient river bed.The deep sand and silt below the stones bring a great purity to the grapes, while high elevations keep acids high, producing very well-balanced wines with remarkable complex characters.

Vintage

Vintage 2017 was a fantastic year for making wine with a cool spring and a fair amount of rain. Washington had an ideal spring for heathy vines. The moderate temperatures during summer were perfect for small clusters and yet delayed veraison into the fall where we had a consistent ripening season that allowed us to hang the fruit for perfect tannin and flavor without losing acidity or acquiring too much alcohol. Overall it was a vintage to remember.

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