2016 K Charlotte Red Blend

2016 K Charlotte Red Blend

Price: $55.00

Gorgeous. Intriguing. Perfumed. Aromas, flavors and mouthfeel are a riot of deliciousness. All together like a thousand layered confection. Black cherry, lilac, olive tapenade, molasses and yuzu. Sound delicious? IT IS! -Charles

95+ Points, Jeb Dunnuck (formerly of Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate) (v2015)
“The 2015 Charlotte Blend checks in as 42% Mourvèdre, 28% Syrah, 16% Grenache, and the rest a mix of Rhône varieties. Young and backward, with smoky dark fruits and some youthful notes of ground pepper and smoke, this beauty is full-bodied, plush, and sexy on the palate, with some serious oomph in its aromas and flavors. It’s a rock star of a Rhône blend that’s going to be better with another year or two of bottle age and keep for 7-8.”

92 Points, Vinous/Tanzer (v2015)
“[...] The juicy dark berry, spice and licorice flavors lead to a classically dry, palate-staining finish featuring broad, dusty, mouth-saturating tannins. The crop level here was reportedly barely two tons per acre. In a manifestly Old World style, and more Languedoc than Châteauneuf du Pape in its restraint.”

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.