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2016 Charles Smith K Vintners Phil Lane Syrah

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April 23, 2023 - $41



96James Suckling

...very ethereal nose with blackberries and black cherries, as well as complex spicy notes and white pepper. Quite exotic. The palate has a very long, smoothly delivered bed of fine, silky tannin that carries licorice and sarsaparilla flavors. Stony, cooler-site finish.

96Jeb Dunnuck

Beautifully complex notes of bloody dark fruits, rose garden, spice, and almost Rocks-like nuances flow to a medium to full-bodied, silky, elegant wine that’s already a joy to drink. With no hard edges and sweet tannins...

93+ The Wine Advocate

...opens with depth and a focused concentration of blackberry, savory and dusty violets on the nose. Bold and full-bodied on the palate, the wine is rich and robust, with a good core of black fruit, dustiness and structuring tannins, while the finish is long and velvety.

92+ Stephen Tanzer

The nose offers a very sexy combination of dark raspberry, black licorice, salted olive, smoked meat, pepper and spices. Quite fresh and firm on the palate, offering excellent depth and spicy lift to its dark fruit and olive tapenade flavors. Boasts lovely inner-mouth perfume and tension and finishes with rising length.

91Wine Spectator

Floral and expressive huckleberry aromas pair with green olive and smoky bacon flavors that take on speed toward refined tannins.


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.