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K Vintners 2009 The Hidden Syrah (Wahluke Slope)

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  1. $70

From Northridge Vineyard grapes, this mix of four clones spent more than two years in barrel. Tremendous depth and complexity are apparent on the nose, and there is no let-down on the palate. It’s a seriously powerful wine, with muscle and magic. It opens generously into beautifully integrated layers of ripe fruit, confection, candied rind, cacao and a finishing…

 — P.G.  (12/31/2012)
96
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K Vintners 2010 The Creator Old Stones Cabernet Sauvignon-Syrah (Walla Walla Valley (OR))

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  1. $60

This delicious blend is 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Syrah, sourced from the Old Stones vineyard. Young, tight and peppery, it gains briary boysenberry flavors as it opens up, along with hints of soy and umami. A streak of maple syrup richness fills out the finish.

 — P.G.  (2/1/2014)
96
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K Vintners 2009 The Hustler Syrah (Walla Walla Valley (OR))

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  1. $100

As with previous vintages, this rare wine spent 38 months in barrel. Smooth and supple, it’s a lush expression of purple and black fruits, generously endowed with darker flavors of smoke, tar, soy and licorice. There is a compelling, yet subtle, umami character overriding all else. It’s drinking quite beautifully now, but could age considerably longer.

 — P.G.  (2/1/2014)
96
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K Vintners 2007 The Hustler Syrah (Walla Walla Valley (WA))

  1. $140

Only the second time The Hustler has been made, this spent 38 months in barrel. All the fruit is sourced from the Morrison Lane vineyard. Port-like and amazingly concentrated, it’s about as far as a dry wine can go and show fruit that is not buried in new oak. Here the fruit is a dark blend of berries and cassis; there is a dense layer of chocolate and earth…

 — P.G.  (12/15/2011)
95
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K Vintners 2009 The Creator Cabernet Sauvignon-Syrah (Walla Walla Valley (WA))

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  1. $55

This is co-fermented Old Stones Vineyard and Cailloux Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (60%) and Syrah (40%), showing the funk of the terroir and less of the varietal character of the fruit. It’s flavorful and textural, with earth, anise and smoke notes, plus a mineral-driven wet-stone base and exceptional length.

 — P.G.  (12/31/2012)
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K Vintners 2008 The Creator Red (Washington)

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  1. $55

This edition of The Creator is a one-time only mix of 43% Cabernet Sauvignon from Stoneridge, 21% Cabernet from Cailloux, and 36% Syrah from Morrison Lane. It’s edgy and tight, with sharply defined corners—herbal, with a leafy/stemmy note, well-integrated into wild, brambly berry fruits. The 50% new oak is virtually invisible at this point; it fills out the…

 — P.G.  (12/15/2011)
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K Vintners 2008 Ovide En Cerise Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon-Syrah (Walla Walla Valley (WA))

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  1. $60

Sourced from another of the Cayuse vineyards, this is two-thirds Cabernet Sauvignon and one-third Syrah—a proven blend in Walla Walla. There is a potently aromatic herbal quality to the perfectly ripened fruit that marries black cherry and earthy tannins to the herbs. A big wine, with dried leaf character dominating the tannins. Good length, in an Italian style…

 — P.G.  (12/15/2011)
95
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K Vintners 2006 En Chamberlin Roma Red (Walla Walla Valley (WA))

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  1. $60

The En Chamberlin vineyard, farmed biodynamically by Christophe Baron of Cayuse, is the source for this 62% Cabernet Sauvignon/38% Syrah blend. Concentrated and dense, beautifully structured with the herbal flavors of Cabernet Sauvignon set against tart wild berry and hints of citrusy acid.

 — P.G.  (9/1/2009)
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