“Where do I begin? One sniff sets my mind a reeling! Tanned leather, pipe tobacco, camphor, herb-cured black olives and still yet to taste. Vintage Chanel bag with broken cigarette, N°5 perfume, lipstick and a few loose coins. This supple masterpiece being led to a long dizzying finish. My heart!” –  Winemaker, Charles Smith

2016 K Heart Syrah

In stock
$150.00
Part of the Limited-Release Heart, Skull, and Old Bones Family of Washington Wines from Winemaker Charles Smith and K Vintners.

Scores and Tasting Notes

“Where do I begin? One sniff sets my mind a reeling! Tanned leather, pipe tobacco, camphor, herb-cured black olives and still yet to taste. Vintage Chanel bag with broken cigarette, N°5 perfume, lipstick and a few loose coins. This supple masterpiece being led to a long dizzying finish. My heart!” –  Winemaker Charles Smith

95+ Points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

“The 2016 Heart Syrah has an approachability in its youth right now, with an open-knit expression on the nose of juicy blackberry and hints of chocolate-covered blueberries with smoked sea salt wafting out of the glass. Full-bodied and generous in the mouth, the wine shows a buttressing mineral tension and juicy tannins, ending with a long, spicy finish.”

Vineyard – Stoneridge (100%)

(100% Syrah; Washington State AVA; 14.5% Alcohol)
Alluvial fan gravel bed, the site rests above the flood plain of the Columbia River. Under the topsoil is a layer of caliche and basalt 6-12’’ deep, creating a calcium and iron rich media that forces roots to struggle.
The vineyards we work with are farmed using the most up to date sustainable practices.

Vintage

The 2016 vintage started early and warm in Washington State. When summer arrived, the season saw cooler evenings that helped retain acidity, extended the growing and ripening period into September and October. This allowed the fruit to gain more complexity and deeper charm without sacrificing the acid or producing higher alcohol content. The vintage has created deeply rich and focused wines that we will be able to enjoy for a long time to come.

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