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2017 Charles Smith K Vintners Guido

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May 23, 2021 - $26



92The Wine Advocate

…aromas of dark cherry, red plum and pepper spices. Medium to full-bodied, the wine is a delight on the palate, offering pleasure with layers of complexity and finesse and ending with a clean and juicy finish. The wine remains with soft persistent flavors of ripe red berries in the mouth. It’s gorgeous.

92Jeb Dunnuck

...complex notes of baking spices, new leather, and mulled cherries. Aged in 40% new barrels, it’s medium to full-bodied and has a ripe, velvety texture, good overall freshness and purity, and a great finish.


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, Sangiovese

This red grape is largely grown in central Italy. As the sole component or in a blend, it gives us Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Morellino and Super Tuscans, among other favorites wines. The name is derived from the Latin for “blood of Jove.”