Charles Smith K Vintners

Author: Mike  //  Category: Wine

Dear Oenophile
Charles Smith burst on the wine scene like a super nova. The creator of House Wine, Kung Fu Girl, Boom Boom Syrah, Velvet Devil Merlot and so many others. All that, allows him to do this, K Vintners. This is where the true genius of Charles Smith shines. The concept here is to produce small quantities of superior quality wines that rival anything from anywhere. As you can imagine they are highly allocated. We only get just a few bottles! Being the loyal Wine House customer that you are I am making our pitiful allocation available to you. (And no Mike, Dan and TC are not allowed to buy any!) Check out the ratings below

2012 K Syrah Rock Garden Walla Walla
93-95 points, Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
“The first vintage for the cuvee, the 2012 Syrah Rock Garden has fabulous aromas and flavors of plum, pepper, earth, spiced meats and underbrush that flow seamlessly to a full-bodied, layered and decadently textured Syrah that has polished tannin, no hard edges and a great finish. Given the amount of fruit and texture, it should be approachable on release, yet evolve gracefully for 10 to 15 years.”
$66.79 per 750ml

2013 The Boy Grenache
Not yet rated. 2011 received 93 points in Robert Parkers Wine Advocate
VINEYARDS
River Rock: Owned and farmed by Dana Dibble, planted in 2001. The site is located south of Walla Walla in the old Walla Walla River bed; the soil is rocky and with great drainage. The clone of Syrah sourced is Tablas Creek, which thrives in the big river stone cobble. This is the warmest site in the Walla Walla Valley.
Northridge: Alleuvial fan gravel bed, the site rests above the flood plain of the Columbia River. Under the topsoil is a layer of caliche and basalt 6-12” deep, creating a calcium and iron rich media that forces roots to struggle.
$50.19 per 750ml

2012 El Jefe Tempranillo Stoneridge Vineyard
92-94 points, Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
“Aged in 80% new French oak, the 2012 El Jefe Tempranillo Stoneridge Vineyard gives up classic Christmas spice, cedar and graphite to go with a core of both red and black styled fruit. Medium to full-bodied, elegant and with the tannic grip of the variety, this solid effort will benefit from short-term cellaring and evolve gracefully for over a decade.”
$61.59 per 750ml

2012 K Merlot Northridge Vineyard
92-95 points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
“The 2012 Merlot Northridge comes from the Wahluke Slope and is made from 100% Merlot that was aged in 60% new French oak. Vibrant and up-front, with pure layered aromas and flavors of plum liqueur, graphite, mineral and assorted wild flowers, it is fullbodied, sweetly fruited and downright sexy on the palate, with a voluptuous, hard to resist profile. Loaded with fruit, it nevertheless stays graceful and very drinkable. It should drink nicely on release and evolve nicely for upward of a decade.”
$50.19 per 750ml

2012 K The Creator Cabernet/Syrah
93-95 points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
“Moving to the Bordeaux styled releases and a blend of 70% Cabernet and 30% Syrah, the 2012 The Creator offers up a classic bouquet of cassis, lead pencil shavings and hints of herbs to go with a full-bodied, layered and balanced profile on the palate. Possessing fabulous Cabernet character, with rock star texture and building tannin, it will have another 12-15 years of prime drinking.”
$61.59 per 750ml

Thank You
Mike McVittie CSW, Court of Master Sommeliers L1
Wine Manager
Anchorage Wine House005