K Vintners Rock Garden Walla Valley Syrah 2017 750ML
K Vintners Rock Garden Walla Valley Syrah 2017
Syrah/Shiraz from Walla Walla Valley, Columbia Valley, Washington
Notes from the Winemaker
Vintage 2017 was a fantastic year for making wine with a cool spring and a fair amount of rain. Washington had an ideal spring for heathy vines. The moderate temperatures during summer were perfect for small clusters and yet delayed veraison into the fall where we had a consistent ripening season that allowed us to hang the fruit for perfect tannin and flavor without losing acidity or acquiring too much alcohol. Overall it was a vintage to remember.
Reviews and Accolades
95 Points/Jeb Dunnuck
Coming from a site in the Rocks region of the Walla Walla Valley, the 2016 Syrah RockGarden boasts a deep ruby/purple color as well as a sweet nose of red fruits, spring flowers, ground pepper, and assorted leafy, herbal notes. Ripe, medium to full-bodied, and just a straight-up sexy wine, drink it any time over the coming decade.
93 Points/Wine Spectator
Expressive river stone and blueberry aromas open to silky and refined raspberry, licorice and black olive flavors that build on the dynamic finish. Drink now through 2026.
93 Points/James Suckling
An intense peppery edge with dried-rose and potpourri notes, leading to a palate that has a lean and focused edge with a fleshy mid-palate and a forthright, dark-fruited finish. Drink or hold.