2014 Charles Smith K Vintners Powerline Estate Syrah, Walla Walla Valley, USA (750ml)
WINE SPECTATOR #2 IN TOP 100 (95 PTS WS)
A new cuvee that's all from the Powerline Vineyard in the southern part of the Walla Walla Valley, the 2014 Syrah Powerline is all from the Phelps clone, was fermented with 100% whole clusters and aged in puncheons. One of the more bloody, meaty, iron-laced and savory Syrahs in the lineup, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, a thick, unctuous texture, ripe tannin and a finish that makes your heart beat a touch faster. Give bottles a few years in the cellar and enjoy over the following decade. Barrel Sample: 94-97 Points
- Robert Parker, 97 pts
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