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2014 Charles Smith K Vintners The Hustler Syrah

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December 27, 2020 - $51

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RATINGS

98+ Jeb Dunnuck

...fresh and vibrant...has a brilliant bouquet of black raspberries, blackberries, lead pencil, cedar, and ground pepper. Deep, full-bodied, perfectly ripe (not overripe, not underripe), and with remarkable purity, it’s an incredibly sexy yet elegant Syrah...

94The Wine Advocate

...scented of dark fruit, with red cherry-tinged expression to the fruit core... Medium to full-bodied in the mouth, the wine is spicy and more about precision than power on the mid-palate. The finish is slightly subdued yet still lingers long...

92Wine Spectator

Structure abounds in this polished, multilayered red, showing blueberry and dark plum flavors, accented by crushed stone and black olive notes. Finishes with fine-grained tannins.

REGION

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.

TYPE

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.