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2014 Charles Smith K Vintners Stoneridge Vineyard King Coal Red

ITEM 8564068 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased upon release; Consignor is original owner

Bidder Amount Total
SeReardo $60 $60
$60
Item Sold Amount Date
I8647140 1 $55 Jan 15, 2023
I8636495 3 $55 Jan 8, 2023
I8564068 1 $60 Dec 4, 2022
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RATINGS

95The Wine Advocate

It offers notes of black cherries, red currants, dried flowers and dried soil/sandy notes, full-bodied richness and a seamless, silky, lightly textured and elegant style.

93Wine Spectator

Powerfully built yet sleekly structured, with savory currant, smoky pepper and herb flavors that build verve and momentum toward polished tannins.

93Stephen Tanzer

Quite juicy and youthfully tight, offering a fine-grained texture and lovely subtle sweetness to its intense flavors of red berries, dusty herbs and cured olive.

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, Columbia Valley

Columbia Valley AVA is larger than some states. At 18,000 square miles, or 11 million acres, the appellation covers almost half of Washington State and a small part of Oregon on the south side of the Columbia River. Established in 1984, Columbia Valley contains numerous sub appellations within its boundaries, including Yakima Valley AVA and Walla Walla AVA, both large and important wine districts. Columbia Valley AVA, generally called the Columbia Basin by Pacific Northwesterners, is in the Columbia River Plateau, and the AVA also includes a section of northeastern Oregon. There are dozens of microclimates within this appellation of about 7,000 vineyard acres. Many kinds of grapes are grown in the Columbia Valley, though the principal grapes planted are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Riesling, Syrah, Pinot Gris and Sauvignon Blanc. Eastern Washington experiences very hot summers and cold winters, and the northern latitude means that Washington vineyards receive several more hours of sun in the summer than California vineyards. Grapes in Washington therefore have time to develop significant tannins and overall ripeness.