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2015 Charles Smith K Vintners Jack's Vineyard Ovide

ITEM 7959954 - Removed from a subterranean, temperature and humidity controlled residential cellar; Purchased upon release; Consignor is original owner

Bidder Amount Total
$35
Item Sold Amount Date
I7969041 1 $35 Oct 3, 2021
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RATINGS

95Jeb Dunnuck

...terrific bouquet of blackcurrants, tapenade, dried earth and dried herbs. It's rich, full-bodied, and concentrated, with beautiful depth.

93The Wine Advocate

...wild and characterful, bursting with aromas of grilled meats, licorice, ripe blackberries, espresso roast and black olives. Rich and supple, it's full-bodied, velvety and layered, concluding with a savory finish...nicely balanced and undeniably flavorful.

93Vinous / IWC

Tangy aromas and flavors of dark berries, damson plum, Bing cherry, citrus zest, brown spices, black pepper, pipe tobacco, graphite and fresh oregano--yes, it's complex! At once silky and juicy, this rather laid-back... Finishes vibrant and long.

91Wine Spectator

Broad-shouldered and densely built, buoyed by expressive blueberry, bacon fat and crushed stone flavors that finish with refined tannins.

91Wine Enthusiast

...aromas of green and black olive, moist earth, ash and mineral are followed by soft, velvety, elegantly styled fruit flavors. It's a very pretty wine, with peat and smoke notes on the finish.

PRODUCER

Charles Smith K Vintners

K Vintners is located in Walla Walla, in the heart of Washington State's wine country. Though the property was homesteaded as a farm in 1853, it became a winery only in 2001 when Charles Smith purchased the property and started making wine. Smith, a California native, had previously had worked as a manager for a rock band in Copenhagen. Smith taught himself winemaking and his Syrahs have attained something of a cult status. In 2009 Food & Wine Magazine named Smith American Winemaker of the Year. Robert M. Parker Jr. has written that "Charles continues to make some of Washington's finest wines....Charles knows where to find the great grapes...Almost all his wines are sourced from single vineyards." The winery also produces Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Viognier.

REGION

United States, Washington, Walla Walla Valley

Walla Walla Valley AVA likes to call itself the Napa Valley of Washington, and given the concentration of well-reviewed wineries in the appellation, the comparison is understandable. The Walla Walla appellation is comprised of 340,000 acres, of which 1,200 acres are vineyards. Walla Walla is located in the southeastern corner of Washington and it extends slightly into northeastern Oregon. It is named after the Walla Walla River Valley, and the city of Walla Walla is the commercial center of Washington’s wine industry. The city was founded in the 1840s by the Hudson’s Bay Company as a trading post, but as early as the 1850s farmers were planting grapes for winemaking. Prohibition shuttered winemaking in the early 20th century, but a winemaking renaissance started in the 1970s when Leonetti Cellars, still one of the state’s most acclaimed wineries, started producing acclaimed Cabernet Sauvignon. Walla Walla’s AVA status was awarded in 1984 and today there are more than 100 wineries. Cabernet Sauvignon is the most frequently planted grape, followed by Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Sangiovese Chardonnay and Viognier.