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2016 Charles Smith K Vintners Klein Syrah

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February 14, 2021 - $51



96Jeb Dunnuck

...rockingly good bouquet of cured meats, dried, loamy earth, graphite, and blackcurrant characteristics, it’s medium to full-bodied, has a seamless texture, beautiful overall balance, and a great finish.

95James Suckling

The nose has herbal accents with sappy, whole-bunch aromas and a wealth of blackcurrants, ripe dark plums and cardamom. There’s a very granular texture to the mid-palate tannin, which folds into a smooth and even finish with coffee and dark-cherry flavors to close it out.

94+ The Wine Advocate

Full-bodied on the palate, with flavors of blackberry, black cherry and savory herbs, the wine is rich and chock-full of weighty mineral tones with spiced meat and sticky plum jus. The wine ends with a bold and impressive core that balances juicy tones with energetic tannins and acidity.

90Stephen Tanzer

Aromas of dark berries and black olive, plus a hint of licorice. Plush and horizontal...with flavors of plum, olive and spices nicely framed by sound acidity... Finishes with dusty tannins and good length.


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.