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2016 K Powerline Syrah

2016 K Powerline Syrah

Price: $45.00

Smooth like porcelain and aromas that echo the history of Syrah, black pepper, foreset floor, suede, pipe tobacco, lavender and flavors of the same and more for this earthbound wine. Dried plum, sarsaparilla, stone on tongue and green olive. Medium-bodied. Full-flavored. Flawless. -Charles

98 Points, Jeb Dunnuck (formerly of Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate) (v2016)
“Made from 100% Syrah, the 2015 Syrah Powerline Vineyard is much more backward, brooding, and mineral-laced, with sensational notes of blackcurrants, cassis, crushed rock, and tapenade. A true powerhouse on the palate, with terrific concentration, building tannin, and a great, great finish. It’s a singular, incredible wine that does everything right. Give bottles 2-3 years and enjoy over the following decade.”

92 Points, Vinous/Tanzer (v2015)
“(from vines in a rocky ancient river bed): Saturated ruby-red. Complex musky nose melds blackberry, boysenberry, mocha, crushed rock, licorice and herbs. Classically dry but smooth and suave, with purple fruit and graphite flavors lifted by black pepper and complicated by a saline quality. Hints of nuts and game contribute an element of wildness. A real essence of Syrah—a bit uncompromising today but with essentially easygoing tannins.”

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.

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