2015 Charles Smith K Vintners 'M.C.K. Motor City Kitty' Syrah, Washington, USA (750ml)
The 2015 Syrah Motor City Kitty Old Field Boushey Vineyard comes all from this site (planted by Brennon and Dick Boushey in 2007) in 2015 and will come from this site going forward. The site is 8 acres consisting of Phelps, 383, 174 clones that are all co-fermented in concrete uprights. It offers crazy notes of smoke tobacco, charcoal, ripe black cherries, currants, and pepper. With medium to full-bodied richness, a lively, pure, pretty style on the palate, and fine tannin, it should put on weight with 2-3 years of bottle age and keep for a decade. - Jeb Dunnuck, 94 pts
Though labeled as Washington State, all of the fruit from this wine comes from Oldfield Vineyard in the Yakima Valley, next to famed Boushey Vineyard. The aromas are brooding on first pour, with notes of berry, fresh herb, orange peel, ground rock, bacon fat and smoke. The palate is full of seamless fruit and savory flavors. The tannins give a firm squeeze. Give it a decant if opening in the near term. - Wine Enthusiast, 92 pts
The 2015 MCK Syrah is rich and complex, wafting from the glass with notes of grilled meat, creosote, licorice and roasted black fruits. On the palate, it's full-bodied, juicy and youthfully chewy, with some firm structuring tannins that will require some bottle age to melt and a dry, savory and somewhat wild finish. - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 91 pts
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