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2015 Charles Smith K Vintners The Beautiful Syrah

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June 4, 2023 - $46



98The Wine Advocate

...fabulous, bursting from the glass with exotic aromas of violets, blackberries, panforte, black olives and lychee nuts... On the palate, it's full-bodied, velvety and lavishly textural, cutting a broad swath across the palate, with a deep core of dark fruit and pungent savory nuance, concluding with a fine-grained, mouthwateringly sapid finish.

97Jeb Dunnuck

Candied violets, game, blackcurrants, and incense notes all emerge from this beautiful, seamless beauty. It has a rich, full-bodied profile on the palate as well as a great mid-palate, fine tannin, and nicely integrated acidity. This is another singular, layered, silky beauty from this team.

93Vinous / IWC

Aromas of black raspberry and graphite are complicated by peach and jasmine notes... Wonderfully silky and fine-grained, conveying terrific inner-mouth energy to its musky raspberry, black olive and pepper flavors. The firm finish features subtle rising length. Delivers a superb combination of fruit, soil and mineral qualities in a Côte-Rôtie-like way.

92Wine Spectator

Broad and densely structured, with deep and focused blueberry, crushed rock and garrigue flavors that take on intensity toward big but refined tannins.

91Wine Enthusiast

Outrageous aromas of cigar box, freshly peeled orange, smoked meat, wet gravel, sea salt, black pepper, peat and flower are followed by soft, light palate-coating...


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.


Red Wine, Syrah (Shiraz)

This grape is grown in milder climates and produces a medium-to full-bodied wine. It is also known as Shiraz, but should not be confused with Petit Sirah, which was developed by crossing Syrah with Peloursin.