A beautiful bottle of red wine. A black capsule on top and the label shows a crown with a skull, and jewels. a powerful K logo."Royal City. Syrah. 2017. Washington State"

2017 K Royal City Syrah Red Wine

In stock
$140.00
Also Available in 1.5L Magnum Bottles, While Supplies Last

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Also Consider a bottle of 2010 Royal City Syrah, from Charles Smith's personal library, extremely limited supply


Scores & Tasting Notes

Royal City for REAL. Perfume of great complexity. Camphor, black cherry and forest floor. All spice building on the palate. Suave and full of finesse with cured olive and wet earth. This is where elegance reigns supreme. – Winemaker, Charles Smith

99 Points – Jeb Dunnuck (formerly of Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate) (v2016)

“The flagship release, the 2016 Syrah Royal City is all from the Stoneridge Vineyard on the Royal Slope (not far from the Frenchman Hills). It was not destemmed and spent 27 months in 60% new French oak. Offering a sensational bouquet of blackcurrants, baking chocolate, beef blood, toasted spice, and loamy earth, it builds slowly, with fullbodied richness, silky tannins, beautiful power and elegance, and a great, great finish, it’s another magical wine from this team.”

97 Points – James Suckling (v2016)

“Another mind bender and intense with leafy, red-bean, green coffee-bean and dried-strawberry character. Great palate. Medium to full body. A night-long bottle. Drink now.”

Vineyard – Stoneridge

Washington State Red Wine (100% Syrah, 15.0% 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

2017 was a fantastic year for making wine with a cool spring and a fair amount of rain. Washington had an ideal spring for healthy 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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