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.

93+ Points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
“(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.”

98 Points, Jeb Dunnock (formerly of Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate) (v2015)
“The 2016 Syrah Powerline has a more robust nose than many of the other Syrahs in the range, with an open-knit expression of blackberry jus, dark cherry compote and soft, savory aromas over a core of dusty river rock. The medium to full-bodied palate shows an approachable wine that may not last as long as the other Syrahs in the range but is ready now. The wine has a tension that delivers pleasure with depth on the long finish that ends slightly hot.”

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.